Upcoming Exhibits

1950s formal wear on four mannequins

Kent State University Museum
Higbee Gallery

"Dazzling Day and Night" celebrates the creative legacy of the KSU Museum’s founders, Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman. In 1959 Silverman and Shannon established their own company, Jerry Silverman, Inc. which became one the most successful manufacturers of women's better dresses in the industry through the 1960s and 1970s. Their showroom on 7thAvenue in New York City was a favorite of clients and buyers for the timeliness of the ever-changing collections and the hospitality of the designer, Rodgers, and businessman, Silverman.