Exhibitions

Enjoy thought-provoking artwork. Explore historical artifacts. Expand your mind with exhibits in the CMU art collection that represent a variety of artistic approaches and contribute to our educational and cultural mission.

All are welcome to visit these exhibits free of charge.


Baber Room Gallery

Third Floor Exhibition Space

Fourth Floor Exhibition Space

Clarke Historical Library Exhibition Space


Baber Room Gallery

Current Exhibition

Fish Flip photograph by Steve Jessmore

Birds Doing Stuff: A Retrospective on the Busy Lives of Michigan Wildlife

New Photographs by Steve Jessmore

May 20 - August 14, 2022
Baber Room Gallery, Charles V. Park Library
Central Michigan University
Get a unique peek into the intimate lives of birds doing ordinary and extraordinary things through the patient lens of photographer, Steve Jessmore, winner of both first prize and honorable mention in the professional division of the 2021 National Audubon Photography Awards.

Artist Talk Recording


Third Floor Exhibition Space

Inky Collective Exhibition

Inky Collective: Student Work from the Central Michigan University Printmaking Studio Course

On exhibit through August 31st
Third Floor Exhibition Space, Charles V. Park Library
Central Michigan University

Stop by the Park Libraries’ Third Floor Exhibition Space (across from the Student Writing Center) and check out the work of 2021/2022 CMU Printmaking students. Inky Collective: Student Work from the Central Michigan University Printmaking Studio Course includes a diverse array of work from the students of Johanna Paas’ printmaking studio course. 


Fourth Floor Exhibition Space

The Olga Denison Collection of Anishinabe Art

The Olga Denison Collection of Native American art and craft, consisting of hundreds of works, is part of the Clarke Historical Library’s holdings. A selection of the works is exhibited on the fourth floor. Learn more about the collection on the Clarke Historical Library website