Pick Your Poison
Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescription
April 3– May 13, 2017
Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics.These classifications have shifted at different times in history, and will continue to change. This traveling exhibit created by the National Library of Medicine explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace.
Central Michigan University
The Park Library is steward to more than 250 pieces of CMU's fine art collection. Many pieces are exhibited throughout the building to enrich patrons' experience. Works are frequently displayed in the Third Floor Exhibition area and continually rotated to provide a fresh experience. Return often!
Third Floor Exhibition Area Mission StatementThe 3rd Floor Exhibit Area features exhibits which provide visual and cultural enrichment for the benefit of library users and the university community. Exhibits in this area may display art, present historical and cultural subjects, or highlight topics related to academic disciplines. Traveling shows may be featured and exhibits fostering collaboration with academic colleges and departments are encouraged.
Exhibits in the 3rd Floor Exhibit Area may be documentary in nature, but may not present overtly partisan commentary or advocate or promote overtly partisan views of a group or individual on historical, political, social, or religious issues. Exhibits intended primarily to publicize university programs will also not be accepted.
The Libraries’ Art and Exhibits Committee will decide whether a proposed exhibit is in accordance with this mission.
This venue provides 80 linear feet of display surface with an 8 foot wall height and accommodates exhibits up to approximately 4 feet in depth.
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 library.cmich.edu 989-774-110