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. Masks are required.


Baber Room Gallery

Fourth Floor Exhibition Space

Clarke Historical Library Exhibition Space


Baber Room Gallery

Upcoming 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.

Please join us for an Artist Talk:
Wednesday, June 8th, 5:30-6:30pm, Baber Room Gallery (In-person event)


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