One Tank Trip to Kent State University Museum

The Kent State University Museum opened a new exhibition titled “Life in Style: The Wardrobe of James Mulholland.”

Sarah Rogers, director of the museum, spoke to WJW-Fox 8 about the exhibition for One Tank Trips, the station’s series that highlights interesting destinations that do not take a long car ride. 

“We have over 30,000 objects in the collection,” Rogers said. “You can see everything from Japanese kimonos to very fancy dresses from the 18th century.” 

The main focus of the exhibit is fashion insider James Mulholland and his collection of contemporary male clothing.

“The thing I’m most thrilled about is the fact that Kent State wanted to do an exhibition on menswear,” Mulholland told Fox 8. “Which is something that very rarely, if ever, comes up.”  

In the interview, he discussed how he amassed the collection of clothing throughout his time working in the fashion industry. 

“The collection was really all about how an individual expresses themselves through their clothing, the story that they tell,” Mulholland said.  

Learn more about the exhibition.

Top Photo Caption:
Clothing pieces from the “Life in Style: The Wardrobe of James Mulholland” exhibition. Photo courtesy of Kent State University Museum.

POSTED: Thursday, September 14, 2023 03:02 PM
Updated: Friday, September 15, 2023 09:13 AM
By: Luke Trupo, Flash Communications