Uumbaji | Kent State University

The Uumbaji Art Gallery in the Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University is pleased to invite applications from individuals or organizations.

The Uumbaji Art Gallery is a space dedicated to examining themes about global Africa and its diasporas, social justice and other issues facing Peoples of Color. However, it is also a space that embraces themes not directly related to Africa and its diasporas. We select proposals based on the quality of the artwork, how it fits in with our theme, as well as the interest your proposed show may have for the entire university and surrounding community. We encourage applications that reflect a variety of media, styles and viewpoints.

Current Exhibit -

The Black Gold Collection: Paintings by Ashley Bennett
Opening reception: Jan. 26, 2018
Exhibition dates: Jan. 15, 2018 - Feb. 15, 2018

Upcoming Exhibits

"BUS at 50: photography of E. Timothy Moore and Lafayette Tolliver"
Opening reception: Feb. 23, 2018 
Exhibition dates: Feb. 20, 2018 - Mar. 14, 2018
5 pm- 7 pm Uumbaji Gallery
room 134 Oscar Ritchie 


Want to exhibit at the Uumbaji Gallery?

Individuals and organizations who wish to utilize the Uumbaji gallery are asked to submit the following documents:

View the Gallery Floor Plan (PDF)

Questions & Media Contacts:
Idris Kabir Syed, Uumbaji Gallery Curator
email: isyed@kent.edu
phone: (330)672-0158
The Uumbaji Gallery is located in room 134 Oscar Ritchie Hall, 225 Terrace Drive, Kent, OH 44242



View photos of previous exhibits