Third Floor Exhibitions

​Confronting Violence

Improving Women's lives

April 11 – May 21, 2016

Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of women who were battered. During the late 20th century, nurses took up the call. With passion and persistence, they worked to reform a medical profession that largely dismissed or completely failed to acknowledge violence against women as a serious health issue. Beginning in the late 1970s, nurses were in the vanguard as they pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence. This exhibit tells their story.


This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.


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​Central Michigan University 

Art Collection

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!

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