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 in 2021 with the help of significant sponsorship from corporate and federal funding that focuses on celebrating and empowering these lives and cultures.
Arts & Culture
Alumna Pamela R. Anderson-Bartholet has a long history at Kent State, graduating from the university three times before working for Kent State. In August, she added a new feather to her cap when The Poetry Box published her first complete collection of poetry, “Just the Girls: A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies; A Drift of Honeybees” with the help of two other alumnae.
Navigating the pandemic restrictions in all of the School of Art studio art classes this semester has been challenging to both faculty and students. All of the face-to-face classes had some adjusting to do, but most notably one studio art discipline has had to completely change an integral part of its process.
Darin Olson, D.M.A., is the new director of Athletic Bands at Kent State University. He leads the Marching Golden Flashes, Flasher Brass Pep Band, Kent Symphony Band and University Band. Olson is currently an active member of College Band Directors National Association and the National Association for Music Education. Learn more about Olson and his plans for his future at Kent State as he answers these 10 questions.
Internationally known sculptor and Kent State alumna Diana Al-Hadid (BA ’03, BFA ’03) 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.
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," a history of American expansion through the lens of art and food. She was also recently featured on the podcast "Gastropod," a biweekly series that looks at food through science and history.