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Arts & Culture

Kent State’s performing and visual arts have a reach far beyond the borders of Ohio. 

There’s always something new to experience at the many art events held at Kent State and off-campus locations year round. The College of the Arts provides many student-run productions, exhibitions and events. See some of them in the links below.

Fine and Performing Arts

  • Kent/Blossom Music
    Musicians and music enthusiasts alike enjoy the performances of chamber and orchestral music during the six-week summer festival at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls.
  • Porthouse Theatre
    Audiences flock to the series of plays put on by a cast of professional and aspiring actors.
  • School of Music
    Explore the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, where professional training and academic excellence intersect.
  • School of Theatre and Dance
    Check out what programs are going on on the Kent Campus.
  • Wick Poetry Center
    The Wick Poetry Center serves as the focus of poetic artistry at Kent State University with annual readings, scholarships and publications.

Visual Arts and Design Arts

  • School of Art galleries
    In addition to galleries on campus, the School of Art reaches out to the Kent community with a downtown gallery of diverse art from students, faculty and alumni.
  • Kent/Blossom Art
    Kent/Blossom Art features various exhibitions of visual arts.
  • Kent State University Museum
    Featuring nine galleries with changing exhibitions throughout the year focusing on fashion and decorative arts, the Kent State University Museum houses one of the nation's largest and finest collections of gowns, traditional dress and interior domestic displays.