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.

Have an idea for a future exhibit? Read about the exhibit nomination process here (PDF).

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

2019-20 Exhibits

Sandra Lee Phipps, Manhattan, 1992, Pro-choice marchSelections from "Whose Streets? Our Streets!": New York City, 1980-2000

September 3 - December 13 2019

Opening reception September 12
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Remarks at 3:00 p.m.)

New York’s streets were turbulent and often violent in the 1980s and 1990s, as residents responded to social changes in their city as well national and international developments. The culture wars wracking the nation had particular resonance in New York. The City was ground zero for the AIDS epidemic and a center of avant-garde art as well as queer and feminist activism. It was also home to the Vatican’s spokesman in the U.S. and a significant culturally conservative Roman Catholic population.

Featuring photographs by Nina Berman, Donna Binder, Donna Decesare, Ricky Flores, Frank Fournier, Lori Grinker, Meg Handler, Lisa Kahane, Gabe Kirchheimer, Carolina Kroon, Meryl Levin, TL Litt, Dona Ann McAdams, Thomas McGovern, Tomas Muscionico, Brian Palmer, Clayton Patterson, Sandra-Lee Phipps, Sylvia Plachy, Alon Reininger, Richard Renaldi, Joseph Rodriguez, Linda Rosier, Q. Sakamaki, Catherine Smith, and Les Stone.

This exhibition was curated by Tamar W. Carroll, Meg Handler, Mike Kamber and Josh Meltzer with support from the Bronx Documentary Center and the Rochester Institute of Technology. More information is available at the project website, www.whosestreets.photo

Sponsored by the Department of Women's Studies and IRWG, with support from the Department of American Culture.

Photo: Sandra Lee Phipps, Manhattan, 1992, Pro-choice march


Past Exhibits

she was here, once
Multimedia exhibit by Nastassja E. Swift
January 9 - August 2, 2019

Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams
Photography exhibit by Fran Antmann
September 4 - December 7, 2018

Labors of Love and Loss
Mixed media exhibit by Marianetta Porter & Lisa Olson
January 29 - July 13, 2018

Chicana Fotos
An exhibit of Chicana photography documenting the 1970s by Nancy de los Santos
October 6 - December 13, 2017

Moving Through the Centuries: The Empowerment of U-M Women Through Physical Activity
historical photography & archive exhibition
January 12 - June 30, 2017

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