Nominated for: BEST Museum
Kent State University Museum is housed in Rockwell Hall, the original University Library. The Museum contains important collections of costume and decorative arts. Its nine galleries feature changing exhibitions of work by many of the world's great artists and designers. Closely linked to the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, the Museum provides students with first hand experience with historic and contemporary fashions, as well as costumes representing many of the world's cultures. An extensive collection of American glass, fine furniture, textiles, paintings and other decorative arts combine to give context to the study of design. The Museum serves both the University and the community through exhibitions and public programs, and, by appointment, research in the collections.