Kent State University Museum

Kent, OH – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $35,000 to the Kent State University Museum (KSU Museum) for the upcoming TEXTURES: The...

Kent, OH – The Kent State University Museum (KSU Museum) is the recipient of a $171,119 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to upgrade a collection storage room which houses garments from the 17th to early 20th centuries. Through the IMLS agency’s largest competitive grant program, Museums for America, a total of 109...

Kent, OH – Following its temporary closure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Kent State University Museum (KSU Museum) is now open and will operate under new safety protocols and feature an adjusted schedule of exhibitions.  Under the new safety protocols, visitors to the KSU Museum are required to reserve a ticket, with a...

Beading on a garment representing "culture" and a Kent State University patch on jeans representing the "counterculture" are included in the Kent State University Museum Almost 50 years ago, the shootings of Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard brought to a head the cultural divides that had split the nation. The Kent State University Museum’s exhibition, “Culture/Counterculture: Fashions of the 1960s and ’70s,” opening Sept. 20, explores the sharp contrast between supporters of the...

Beading on a garment representing "culture" and a Kent State University patch on jeans representing the "counterculture" are included in the Kent State University Museum Almost 50 years ago, the shootings of Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard brought to a head the cultural divides that had split the nation. The Kent State University Museum’s exhibition, “Culture/Counterculture: Fashions of the 1960s and ’70s,” opening Sept. 20, explores the sharp contrast between supporters of the...

Shown is "Make Amerikkka Great Again" (2019), designed by Kent State University Fashion School student Colin Isaacs. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on Kent State University students protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War, killing four and wounding nine, students and faculty from Kent State’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising are bringing attention to current...

Ohio Quilts Exhibit - Keckley Quilt The Kent State University Museum’s newest exhibition, “Ohio Quilts,” which is now open through April 12, 2020, features an eclectic group of historical quilts that in many ways reflects the history of Ohio dating back to the early 19th century.    This exhibition assembles quilts reflecting a variety of techniques, including appliqué,...

Ohio Quilts Exhibit - Keckley Quilt The Kent State University Museum’s newest exhibit, “Ohio Quilts”, which opens to the public July 19, features an eclectic group of historical quilts, that in many ways, reflects the history of Ohio dating back to the early nineteenth century.    This exhibition assembles quilts reflecting a variety of techniques including appliqué,...

Sarah J. Rogers has been named the new director of the Kent State University Museum. The Kent State University Museum announces the appointment of Sarah J. Rogers as its new director. Ms. Rogers has been active in the arts and nonprofit arena for more than 25 years in a variety of roles, which include curating, museum management, fundraising, communications and marketing, donor relations and community engagement. Ms. Rogers comes...

Contemporary Menswear Collection “Beyond the Suit” Exhibit to Open at Kent State Museum   The Kent State University Museum’s newest exhibit, Beyond the Suit: Contemporary Menswear From the Collection of Alexandre Marr and Dominic Iudiciani, which opens to the public July 27, is a fresh look at current trends in menswear design through the personal wardrobe of Alexandre Marr and Dominic Iudiciani and features work from notable...