Arts & Culture

Screen Printing at the Kent Creativity Festival! A multi-generational and interactive arts festival featuring over 33 activities, live entertainment and food trucks.   The City of Kent and Kent State University join forces again to present the third annual “Kent Creativity Festival” on Sat., Sept. 29, 2018 on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s Rockwell Hall on Lincoln...

Darin Olson, D.M.A., the new director of Athletic Bands at Kent State Darin Olson, D.M.A., is the new director of Athletic Bands at Kent State University. Prior to Olson’s hiring, he served as the assistant director of bands at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). Olson is currently an active member of College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)....

An image of an exhibit from the TEXTURES exhibition Black lives and Black cultures have been underrepresented and discriminated against for many years. "TEXTURES: The History and Art of Black Hair" is an exhibition coming to the Kent State University Museum with significant sponsorship from corporate and federal funding that focuses on celebrating and empowering these lives and cultures. ...

Diana Al-Hadid (left) and her sculpture Phantom Limb on the right Diana Al-Hadid (BA ’03, BFA ’03), internationally known sculptor, was on the cover of Vogue Italia, as one of the 100 people, 100 stories highlighted in the September 2020 issue. The collector's issue featured 100 models, actresses, and artists, showing a diverse range of people with unique stories to tell. ...

A painting of watermelon and other fruits on the left, a picture of Dr. Shana Klein at a museum on the right Shana Klein, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history, has released her new book “Fruits of Empire: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of American Expansion," which is available for purchase starting Oct. 13, 2020, on the University of California Press website. "The Fruits of Empire" is a history...

The Kent State University Museum The Kent State University Museum is home to historical fashion pieces as well as an array of student work. Museum Director Sarah Rogers works to ensure that the museum focuses on inclusivity and social justice through the pieces displayed and artists behind them. A recent article from The New York Times explored the lack of diversity in fashion...

A featured piece in "Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo" on display now in the Kent State University Museum. Photo by Lindsay Adler (Lindsay Adler Photography) The Kent State University Museum’s newest exhibition, “Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo,” marks the first new exhibition for the museum since its reopening in August, following its closure since March due to COVID-19. “Fortuna” is on display now and features works by award-winning designer and Kent State School of Fashion Associate...

Five students from Kent State Geauga Earn Writing Award in Spring 2020 Five students from Kent State University at Geauga distinguished themselves as writing award winners during Spring Semester 2020. Each was a student of Bonnie Shaker, Ph.D., assistant professor of English. While Kent State Geauga students have won a total of 16 awards from 2014 through 2020 in different categories, five winners in one year is a...

And She Could Be Next Flyer To celebrate Constitution Day, Kent State University Libraries is offering a virtual screening of the documentary "And She Could Be Next" on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will include the filmmakers, Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia and Jyoti Sarda, as well as Kent State...

Virtual Fall 2020 artist and scholar talks. Three photos: image of a woman, sculpture and prints of a man Kent State University’s School of Art is happy to announce the fall 2020 schedule of virtual artist and scholar lectures. Four talks will be taking place over the fall semester in a virtual format. The visiting artists and scholars will cover a wide range of social topics, including feminism, violence/war, racism and transgender issues. Links to...