College of the Arts

Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” provides the basis for an exhibition of costumes and theatrical designs at the Kent State University Museum. “Magical Designs for Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute,’” curated by theatrical and opera designer Judy Levin, is open at the museum September 29, 2016 - January 8, 2017 and is sure to enthrall opera, theatre and design enthusiasts alike.

The Kent State University Museum brings the work of contemporary fashion designers from two southern African nations to Ohio in a new exhibition.

Fashions of Southern Africa is curated by Sara Hume, Ph.D., and runs Aug. 26, 2016-July 2, 2017, in the museum’s Higbee Gallery. The museum also will host a free preview reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Please call 330-672-0300 to RSVP.

Two Kent State School of Theatre and Dance faculty members and one graduate assistant represented Kent State on the global stage this August. Assistant Professor Amy Fritsche, Assistant Professor Courtney Brown, and graduate student Jess Tanner traveled to England and Scotland for the world premiere of "Best Intentions," a new play written by Catie O'Keefe and produced by the Shark Eat Muffin Theatre Company. 

The School of Theatre and Dance invites high school students to visit Kent State to learn more about our programs in Performance, Musical Theatre, and Design & Technology. Discover Theatre @ Kent are shadow days that allow prospective students the opportunity to experience life as a student at Kent State, taking classes and interacting with students and faculty.

A Lincoln Center display of costume and set designs inspired by Mozart’s "The Magic Flute" was organized in collaboration with the Kent State University Museum and will soon be on its way to the Kent Campus. 

Relive one of the greatest movie musicals on the Porthouse stage

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, concludes its 48th season with “Footloose.”

Photo from (dis)ABLED BEAUTY exhibition - Kent State University MuseumThe Kent State University Museum will offer a fresh, design-focused survey of assistive and adaptive devices in an upcoming exhibition.

“(dis)ABLED BEAUTY: The Evolution of Beauty, Disability and Ability” will run July 29, 2016, to March 12, 2017, in the museum’s Stager and Blum Galleries. There will also be a free reception on Thursday, September 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Fashions of Southern Africa” is curated by Sara Hume, Ph.D., and runs August 26, 2016 - July 2, 2017 in the museum’s Higbee Gallery. The museum will also host a free preview reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

The 2016 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, will present a series of master classes and recitals from July 19-26 on the university’s campus and culminate with the July 26 gala concert at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland.