Kent State University Museum Wins Award for Costume Exhibition
The Costume Society of America recently awarded its prestigious Richard Martin Award for Excellence in the Exhibition of Costume to the Kent State University Museum for the series of late 18th and early-19th century exhibitions that its curator, Dr. Anne Bissonnette, organized at the museum, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery in the fall of 2006 to 2007.
The series consisted of the exhibitions “The Age of Nudity,” held at the Kent State University Museum in Kent, Ohio; “Hair: The Rise of Individuality, 1790-1840,” held at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster, Ohio; and “Fashion on the Ohio Frontier: 1790-1840,” held at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. The series drew from 29 lenders and led to the two exhibitions in mid-Ohio being listed among 15 finalists as Best Visual Arts Events of 2006 by The Columbus Dispatch.
Chair of the Richard Martin Award Committee Marilyn R. DeLong, associate dean and professor at the
The exhibition “Fashion on the Ohio Frontier: 1790-1840,” was funded through an Ohio Bicentennial Commission Legacy Grant and first was presented at the
The museum is located in Rockwell Hall on the corner of East Main and
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