"Portraits of Feminism in Japan" Exhibit Reception & Artists' Roundtable


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Reception & Artists' Roundtable
Event Date: 
March 22, 2023
Event Time: 
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Lane Hall and Zoom
Reception & Artists' Roundtable

Celebrate the artists in our current exhibit, Portraits of Feminism in Japan with a reception and roundtable conversation.

  • Reception (in person): 6:00 - 7:00 pm ET, Lane Hall Exhibit Space
  • Artists’ Roundtable (hybrid): 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET in Lane Hall 2239 or on Zoom

This event is cosponsored by the Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG), the Center for Japanese Studies, and the Department of Women's & Gender Studies and the CEW+ Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund .

Register now.

About the exhibit:

The exhibit features original works by nine incredible contemporary artists. The involved artists are U-M students, local artists, and artists based in Japan, all of whom are nominated by members of our community. 

This exhibit presents portraits of eight feminists who have shaped the landscape of women's and gender rights in Japan and beyond. The portraits and accompanying texts challenge simplistic understandings of "feminism" while also drawing attention to a diversity of experiences, needs, and activism within Japan. This exhibit will also spotlight the history of Japanese studies at the University of Michigan in conjunction with the Center for Japanese Studies' 75th anniversary celebration. 

The exhibit will run through 12 May 2023. The exhibit space is located on the first floor of Lane Hall (204 South State Street) through the main entryway. The exhibit is open for viewing M-F 9am-4pm or by appointment. University of Michigan instructors can email LaneHallExhibits@umich.edu to request a group tour or schedule a class visit.

Visit the Exhibit website