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"What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets"
Photographs by Peter Menzel, essays by Faith D'Aluisio
February 1 - March 14, 2017 
from the CMU Art Collection

From the publication: "What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, this is an exhibition of portraits and essays about individuals and the food that fuels them over the course of a single day. With camera and notebook in hand, Peter and his wife Faith D'Aluisio traveled to 30 countries and more than a dozen U.S. states to shop, cook, and eat with a strikingly diverse range of people.

Having spent three years and $1,000,000, Menzel feels this project shows the world what everyone consumes on a daily basis, the good and the bad.

I want people to understand their own diets better — and their own chemistry and their own biology, Menzel tells NPR and make better decisions for themselves. 

Six of these portraits and essays are held in CMU's Art Collection and are currently on display in the Extended Hours Study and Student Gallery.



Willie Ishulutak, an Innuit soapstone carver in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada with one day's typical food, and drink. The caloric value of his day's worth of food on a typical day in the month of October was 4700 kcals. He is 29 years of age; 5 feet, 9 inches and 143 pounds. Carving is one of the few traditions of the Inuit that has made the leap into the wage-earning modern world. Willie says he can complete two or three pieces in a day, then sell them in the evening at bars and restaurants in Iqaluit for $100 ($93 USD) each, and sometimes more.

From the book: What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

Copyright:© Peter Menzel 

CMU Art Department

Primary Visions

March 17 – 29, 2017

faculty: Johanna Paas & Brian Elders

Primary Visions represents student work produced in CMU's Department of Art and Design Foundations Program. Varieties of materials, techniques, and research strategies introduced in the entry level courses; Drawing 1, 2D Design, 3D Design, Color and Composition, Contemporary Issues in Art provide a solid foundation for developing the seeing eye and the skillful hand for visual expression.

Pencils, pens, brushes, sewing needles, pliers, drills, camera, computers, presses, Ink, graphite, charcoal, cardboard, clay, plaster, paper, fabric, wire.

CMU Print Club presents the 

Annual National Undergraduate 

Student Print Exchange and Exhibition

May 2017

organizer/curator: Johanna Paas

The Print Club is a student organization housed within the department of Art and Design that brings together students that are interested in printmaking.

The Extended Hours Study and Student Gallery
is available to all CMU students, staff, faculty members or groups who would like to exhibit their work. The space is often used to exhibit  CMU Art student's course work, National Print shows and community work through Art Walk Central during the month of August. Please see: Propose an Exhibit at right to request a show. 


Extended Hours Study and Student Gallery Mission Statement

The Extended Hours Study and Student Gallery provides up to 60’ of display wall for exhibition of student artwork. This may include work by individuals, student collaborations, classes or student organizations. The library encourages students, faculty and staff to submit proposals for student exhibitions, including those other than fine arts. All works to be displayed in the Extended Hours Study and Student Gallery should be appropriately mounted, framed, and ready for installation. Pedestals are available if necessary.​​​​​​​​​

Questions? Contact Janet Danek, 

Coordinator of Exhibits for the Park Library - 989-774-2165. ​

Admission to all exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. 

For library hours visit 989-774-110