Past Exhibitions

Collecting Water 

Water-Inspired Artworks from the Permanent Art Collection of CMU

October 5 - November 7, 2021, Baber Room

The Baber Room Gallery hosts Collecting Water, an exhibition of water-inspired artworks from CMU’s permanent art collection. This exhibition coincides with Big Water Creates Big Impact, a virtual exhibition hosted by CMU Libraries in collaboration with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Libraries, and also explores the theme of Deep Waters and the Impact of Water as investigated by CMU students and faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences throughout the 2021/2022 school year. Collecting Water features work in a variety of media by artists such as Lexi Wilson, Salvador Dali, Merav Tzur, Lon Ferguson, and many more. 

Of Memory and Relation

Rebecca Zeiss and Liz Allen, August 2 - September 29, 2021, Baber Room

Collected Fibers

Featuring works of Jill Ault, Alisa Golden, Elliot Johnson, Ann Kowaleski, Susan Moran, Sally Rose, Brooks Harris Stevens, Katherine Ux, Sabrina Zarco, Amnesty Lilian "Tate" VerDuin and Zach Martis, June 1 - July 29, 2021, Baber Room

Lost in the Ozone

John Swanstrom, April 1 - May 28, 2021, Baber Room

Persistence of Vision

Al Wildey, January 11 - February 25, 2021, Baber Room

Forest Sutras - Jill Eggers 

Jill Eggers, March 12 - May 15, 2020, Baber Room

Jill Ault

Fiber Artist, January 13 - March 5, 2020, Baber Room

Hands, Blues & Views

Personal Work of Peggy Brisbane, Robert Barclay & Steve Jessmore, September 23 - November 27, 2019, Baber Room

Mid-Century Masters

Introducing Andy Warhol's Soup Can, Hot Dog Bean and Marilyn, July 24 - September 13, 2019, Baber Room

The Significance of the Moment

An exhibition of paintings by Edward Rebeck, May 28 - July 19, 2019, Baber Room

A Weaver's Notebook of Endangered Wildflowers

Carol Irving, March 25 - May 20, 2019, Baber Room

Primary Visions: Foundation Students' Art Exhibition

Featuring the finest works from students in the CMU Department of Art and Design Foundation classes: Drawing, Design Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Art. March 20-April 1, 2019, Third Floor Gallery

Curiosities

Sally Rose, January 21-March 20, 2019, Baber Room

Graphic Medicine: Ill Conceived and Well-Drawn!

A National Library of Medicine traveling exhibition. January 7 - February 16, 2019, Third Floor Gallery

New Aquisitions

Central Michigan University Art Collection, November 1, 2018 - January 16, 2019, Baber Room

Chinese Folk Pottery: The Art of the Everyday

August 22 - September 20, 2018, Baber Room & Third Floor Gallery

Myth and Exploration

Richard Kline, May 28 - July 25, 2018, Baber Room

Charles McGee's Noah's Neon 1 - The Glow Returns

Special Event, April 30, 2018, 1-3 pm, Baber Room

Of Special Concern

Justin Kellner & Jane Kramer, April 4 - May 23, 2018, Baber Room

Primary Visions: Foundation Students' Art Exhibition

Featuring the finest works from students in the CMU Department of Art and Design Foundation classes: Drawing, Design Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Art. March 16 - 30, 2018, Third Floor Gallery

Art of the Clarke

March 14 - 29, 2018, Baber Room

Structured Atmospheres: B.B. Winslow Paintings

January 11 - March 12, 2018, Baber Room

Textiles and Nature: Nature of Textiles

Susan Moran, September 5 - October 27, 2017, Baber Room

TRACE: Contemporary Photographers, Antiquarian Processes

Rebecca Zeiss, Curator, June 28-August 20, 2017, Baber Room

Primary Visions: Foundation Students' Art Exhibition

Featuring the finest works from students in the CMU Department of Art and Design Foundation classes: Drawing, Design Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Art. March 17 - 29, 2017, One North Student Gallery

"What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets"Photographs by Peter Menzel, essays by Faith D'Aluisio

February 1 - March 14, 2017, One North Student Gallery

Play Matters - Play by the Rules: A National Print Portfolio Exhibition

Portfolio Organizer: Johanna Paas, Professor of Art, CMU, January 9 - February 26, 2017, Baber Room

Searching for the Middle Path

Tatsuki Hakoyama, September 6 - October 27, 2016, Baber Room

Color, Texture & Design

W.R. Horning, June 29 - August 29, 2016, Baber Room