Upcoming Exhibits

Textures: The History and Art of Black Hair

Rockwell Hall
Kent
Broadbent Gallery

Textures synthesizes research in history, fashion, art, and visual culture to reassess the “hair story” of peoples of African descent. Long a fraught topic for African Americans and others in the diaspora, Black hair is here addressed by artists, barbers, and activists in both its historical perceptions and its ramifications for self and society today. Combs, products, and implements from the collection of hair pioneer Willie Morrow are paired here with masterworks from artists including James Van Der Zee, Sonya Clark, Lorna Simpson, Mary Sibande and Zanele Muholi.

Lagerfeld for Chanel

Forever Chanel/Coco + Karl

Rockwell Hall
Kent
Higbee Gallery

We live in a world where fashion, celebrity, and personality are inextricably intertwined and elevated to heights of global phenomena.  A singular name—Cher, Madonna, Naomi, or even Bernie—denotes an immediate and comprehensive image of personae, values, and impact.  The name Chanel has endured for over 100 years:  what does that tell us about the House of Chanel and what does that reveal about us?

Greek Chemise Embroidery Detail

Stitched: Regional Dress Across Europe

Rockwell Hall
Kent
Stager and Blum Galleries

**Exhibition delayed due to COVID-19. Check back for updates.**