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Upcoming Exhibits

Fashion Meets the Botanicals

Fashion Meets the Botanicals

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Kent State University Museum invites you to the fifth annual Fashion Meets the Botanicals, Saturday, March 3, 2018. Enjoy an orchid-inspired fashion show - produced by design students at the Kent State University Fashion School - in the incomparable surroundings of the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Savor wine and refreshments as you admire the garden and the orchid-inspired fashions created by the talented design students of Kent State University's Fashion School. The afternoon culminates in an award ceremony honoring the top designs - as picked by Botanical Garden visitors.

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For the Birds

Friday, April 13, 2018 to Sunday, February 3, 2019

Remarkable for their ability to fly, birds have long held fascination for people around the world. In various ways, birds have provided inspiration for fashion and the decorative arts. Certain birds have meaning in various cultures and their use have had important symbolic value. Feathers have been incorporated into fashion particularly hats, fans, and evening dresses. Images of birds have served as motifs on garments from China and Japan to Europe and the Americas.