Knitting Beyond the Body Opening September 29, 2023
The KSU Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, “Knitting Beyond the Body.” When you think about today’s technological advances, knitting may not be the first activity that comes to mind.
A Life in Style: The Wardrobe of James E. Mulholland
The Kent State University Museum announces the opening of “A Life in Style: The Wardrobe of James E. Mulholland” on June 30, 2023 and scheduled to run through April 28, 2024. Mulholland has made a significant donation of his remarkable wardrobe to the permanent collection of the KSU Museum.
TEXTURES Exhibition Receives Arts Alive Award
The Kent State University Museum exhibition “TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair” has been awarded the Arts Alive award for Collaborative Project for 2022. The exhibition was co-curated by Dr. Joseph Underwood, associate professor of art history, and Dr. Tameka Ellington, former associate professor of fashion and interim assistant dean for the College of the Arts.
Posing Beauty in African American Culture to Open August 25, 2023
The Kent State University Museum is proud to announce a special exhibition of over 100 photographs entitled, “Posing Beauty in African American Culture.” The images spanning the 20th and 21st centuries explore the ways in which African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, video, fashion and advertising.
Welcome to the Kent State University Museum, home of extraordinary collections of historic dress, fashion, textiles, and decorative arts. Here you will find works by many of the world’s great artists and designers, known and unknown, from across time and continents.
The Museum was founded in 1982 alongside the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, and offers invaluable first-hand experiences for all students, faculty and staff at Kent State University. The Museum also serves the culturally rich communities of Northeastern Ohio as well as global audiences through the loan of objects to museums, scholarly research, and traveling exhibitions from the distinguished collection.
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