Art Collection Mission Statement
Richard Kline, Earth, Air, Fire, Water,
mixed media halogram, 21" x 29" x 3"
The Park Library is primarily intended to serve as a center for
information services in support of the academic mission of Central
Michigan University. However, it also provides opportunity for the
allied purpose of enhancing the campus cultural environment for
students, faculty, and staff, as well as community library users, by
serving as a setting for works of art. It is, therefore, a goal of the
Libraries to present artworks that will stimulate thought, creativity,
and appreciation and be a source of inspiration for the campus and the
surrounding community. Such artworks may be part of the Libraries' own
collection, part of organized exhibits, or on loan as individual works.
The art purchased for the Collection may be in a variety of
formats such as, but not limited to, ceramics, paintings, prints,
drawings, photographs, textiles, sculpture, and electronic creations.
There is no single theme to the Collection. The Collection represents
the variety of approaches, from serious to whimsical, manifest in
artistic creations and contributes to the artistic and educational
mission of the University.