Who  writes these posts, anyway? The Kent State University Museum’s staff:

Sara HumeSara Hume
Curator/Associate Professor

Sara comes to Kent from the University of Chicago where she received her PhD in Modern European History.  She is interested in exploring the use of material culture, specifically clothing, in historical scholarship. She also holds a BA in Art from Yale University and an MA in Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles from the Fashion Institute of Technology.



Joanneheadshot 2020Joanne Fenn
Collections Manager/Museum Registrar/Associate Professor

Joanne has been working professionally in the museum field since 1991. She is responsible for both the intellectual and physical organization of the 30,000+ piece collection. She coordinates incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, accessioning, insurance, transportation, and all of the contracts and records management that accompanies each. She teaches a collections-related workshop and is active in state and regional professional organizations. She has a BA in art history, an MA in arts administration and an MLIS.


Jim WilliamsJim Williams
Exhibition Designer/Preparator

Over the past 25 years Jim has developed extensive knowledge in the care and preservation of fine art through his work here and at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum and Intermuseum Conservation Association. He has packed, moved, framed and installed every imaginable kind of artwork, from the tiniest coin to massive outdoor sculpture. In addition to museum work, Jim is a Studio Furniture-maker, designing one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces of fine furniture for the home.

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  1. Hello I recently acquired a couple of prints by the artist Ralph Avery titled Merrill Hall and Rockwell Library. I know they are of Kent State and through my research could not find out anything about them other than the Artists Bio. I know that Avery painted various Universities throughout the country but when were these painted and do they have any value as a print?

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