The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “Acquiring History: The 50-Year Legacy of Robert Smithson’s ‘Partially Buried Woodshed’ at Kent State University” from Aug. 4 through Sept. 26, 2020, at the Kent State Downtown Gallery.
Arts & Culture
Darin Olson, D.M.A., is the new director of Athletic Bands at Kent State and is currently an active member of College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Learn more about Olson and his plans for his future at Kent State as he answers these 10 questions.
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.
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.
A recent article from The New York Times explored the lack of diversity in fashion museums across the world. Placing Kent State among the top fashion institutions in the world, the article featured museum Director Sarah Rogers and her efforts to create an inclusive and diverse collection in the museum.