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Baber Room Exhibitions

Forest Sutras

Jill Eggers

March 16 – May 15, 2020

This exhibit features the work of artist and Grand Valley State University professor, Jill Eggers.  This series of twelve new paintings uses imagery from the forests of Michigan. Eggers photographs the tangled growth of woods, swamps, and nature parks in Michigan, and creates paintings in her studio, based on these images.  As part of her training to become ordained in the Buddhist faith tradition, she recently read the Avatamsaka Sutra, a 1600-page, 2000-year-old text.  This sutra, which speaks to the interrelatedness of all of life, in poetic, visual language, inspired this series.  In this exhibit, each painting is accompanied by a short, poetic fragment from the sutra.

Enjoy this virtual exploration of 

Forest Sutras 

the work of Jill Eggers

John Swanstrom


Date to be determined - please check back

Artist talk in Baber Room

New Acquistions

July 20 - September 23, 2020

Date to be determined - please check back

This exhibit features many of the newest 
artworks added to CMU's collection 
during the past two years. 

Charles Pompilious 

Sept. 28 - Nov. 20, 2020

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University Art Gallery

Artist Presentation

Date to be determined - please check back

Sarah & Daniel Opperman Auditorium

Reception following in Baber Room and the Clarke Historical Library

Al Wildey

Nov. 30 - Jan. 8, 2021

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Artist Presentation

date and time TBD

Baber Room Mission Statement


The Baber Room provides students, faculty, staff and community members a place to experience thought-provoking artworks as well as a place to read and study. Towards that end, exhibitions of individuals and groups as well as curated projects of professional artists are on rotating display throughout the academic semesters. Library related items outside of the fine arts are also considered for display at the discretion of the Library Art Committee. The Baber Room also provides a platform for student enrichment, as well as alumni community outreach through educational programming such as artist lectures and gallery talks. The library encourages proposals for exhibitions, exhibits traveling shows and develops exhibitions.

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All exhibits are free and open to the public
Questions? Contact Janet Danek 
University Libraries Exhibit Coordinator