Kent State University Museum to Open Anniversary Exhibition

Kent, OH – The Kent State University Museum is to open the Silver Anniversary Exhibition on March 11, 2010 in the Higbee Gallery in honor of its 25th anniversary. The exhibit will feature 25 of the Museum’s most shimmering pieces and serve as a survey of costume history from 1750 through 2006.

“There are four signature pieces which really set the tone for this exhilarating exhibit,” said Jean Druesedow, director of the Museum and curator of the exhibit. “One is a magnificent Bob Mackey white taffeta coat. Another is a sparkly ball gown designed by Shannon Rodgers for Phyllis George, which she wore when she was crowned Miss America in 1971.”

In addition to the Silver Anniversary Exhibit, the Museum’s other exhibits include the George Stavropoulos Exhibit on display through Sept. 5; Kokoon Arts Club: Cleveland Revels through March 28, 2010; I never Leave the House Without a Hat through October 10, 2010; Gazette du Bon Ton through May 29, 2010 and Great American Glass display.

The Museum is located in Kent, Ohio at the corner of Main Street and Lincoln Street in Rockwell Hall. The Museum is open to the public for a nominal admission fee. Free parking. The Museum is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. until 8:45 p.m.; and Sunday Noon until 4:45 p.m

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