Lane Hall Gallery

color photo of a visitor looking at a framed photograph on the wall

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Women’s Studies Department present a regular schedule of art exhibitions in Lane Hall’s lobby, an intimate space, conducive to seeing, reflection, and study.

Exhibitions feature works in a variety of media, by artists from near and far who are united in their exploration of topical issues and themes that hold meaning for the study of women and gender.

The Lane Hall Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Current Exhibit

Moving Through the Centuries: The Empowerment of U-M Women Through Physical Activity
historical photography & archive exhibition
January 12 - June 30, 2017
Opening Reception & Panel Discussion: Thursday, January 12; 4-6 p.m.

black and white photo of two women climbing rope ladders, 1910

A collection of photographs and memorabilia showcasing women’s physical activity at U-M. From early and restrictive physical education to D1 athletics, the exhibit explores early participatory nature of women’s movement. Despite inequities faced by women regarding physical activity, women have danced, flexed, fought, and championed for future women athletes at the university and beyond!

An Institute for Research on Women and Gender, School of Kinesiology, Athletics Department, History Department, Department of Women’s Studies, Recreational Sports, & Bentley Historical Library Collaboration

Past Exhibits

Swallowed Whole: A Visual Journey Through Traumatic Injury and Recovery
Works by Heidi Kumao

photography & video exhibition
September 1 - December 20, 2016

Above Ground - 40 Moments of Transformation
photography exhibition of Young Feminist Activism in China
January 26 - July 1, 2016

Stories of Mothers Lost
The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
August 10 - December 11, 2015