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

Fourth Floor Exhibition Area

Clarke Historical Library Exhibition Space


Baber Room Gallery

Current exhibition

photographic art depicting man with chains in a police flack jacket in front of an American flag

Khary Mason - Friendly Fire: Scenes of Service (Searching for Safety)

January  29 - March 13, 2024
Baber Room Gallery, Charles V. Park Library

Join us in Park Library’s Baber Room Gallery for our new exhibition, Friendly Fire: Scenes of Service (Searching for Safety): A series of large format photographs by artist and retired Detroit Police Homicide Detective, Khary Mason. This exhibition interrogates the artist’s own participation in a justice system at odds with his intentions and everything he was trained to believe.

Recording of Artist Talk and Reception from February 1

This exhibition was made possible by FujiFilm. 


Fourth floor exhibition area

The Olga Denison Collection of Anishinaabe 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