Events by Day

Multi-Day Events

Fri, June 29, 2012 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Fashion Timeline External Event Page
Venue: Kent State University Museum
The "Fashion Timeline" showcases the Kent State University Museum's world-class collection of historic fashions. Encompassing two centuries of fashion history, this exhibition is designed to show the evolution of styles and silhouettes while contextualizing the pieces with relevant political, technological and cultural developments.
For more information, please call 330-672-3450 or email museum@kent.edu.
Thu, February 7, 2013 - Sat, February 28, 2015
Glass: Selections from the Kent State University Museum Collection External Event Page
Venue: Kent State University Museum
This exhibition of glass showcases the breadth of the Kent State University Museum collection that has resulted from many donors' personal collecting interests. Thanks to generous donors, the museum has amassed a diverse collection of glass that spans the Roman Era to the 20th century. The primary glass donors, Paul Miller and Jabe Tarter, were well known glass and antique connoisseurs, and the museum received a 10,000 piece donation from their estate in 2004. Since that time, with the help of James Measell, the museum has exhibited selections from the Tarter/Miller collection. In addition to the representation of American manufactured glass from the Tarter/Miller Collection, other important contributions include art glass from Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers, Roman glass from Jack W. and Shirley J. Berger, and perfume bottles collected by Ruth and Ralph Fuller, as well as Barry W. Bradley. This exhibition gives you a glimpse into the complete glass collection housed within the museum's storage.
For more information, please call 330-672-3450 or email museum@kent.edu.
Thu, July 24, 2014 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Entangled: Fiber to Felt to Fashion External Event Page
Venue: Kent State University Museum
The Kent State University Museum is pleased to host this invitational exhibition of felted work by fifteen contemporary textile artists from the United States and Canada. Felt is legendary as one of the oldest materials from which garments have been made. Created primarily of wool fibers that have been manipulated with pressure and moisture so that the fibers interlock, traditional felt is non-woven. Although wool is not the only fiber that can be felted, the physical properties of wool fibers felt more easily to form a strong bond.
For more information, please call 330-672-3450 or email museum@kent.edu.
Thu, September 25, 2014 - Sun, January 4, 2015
American Tapestry Biennial 10 External Event Page
Venue: Kent State University Museum
The American Tapestry Alliance is pleased to sponsor the 10th iteration of American Tapestry Biennial. Launched in 1996, this premiere, international exhibition highlights the best of international contemporary hand woven tapestry. From 118 artists who submitted 230 tapestries, juror Dr. Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Visual Culture and Head of the Faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, selected 37 tapestries for the show.
For more information, please call 330-672-3450 or email museum@kent.edu.
Akron, Ohio
Art
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Art
Akron, Ohio
Kent, Ohio
History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Kelso House Museum uses five rooms for exhibits that are open to the public. Displays on the first floor include an 1843 beam loom and a gallery that offers an assortment of special exhibits. The parlor, decorated in Victorian style, includes an organ and horsehair sofa while the kitchen features a wood-burning stove.
Kent, Ohio
Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Specialized, University
The Kent State Museum contains important collections of fashion and decorative arts. Its eight galleries feature changing exhibitions of work by many of the world's great artists and designers.