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Exhibit Space

The Women's Studies Department and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender host two exhibits per year in the main lobby of Lane Hall, 204 S. State Street. The exhibits, broadly related to issues of women and gender, are available for public viewing Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

Winter 2017 Exhibit

Moving Through the Centuries: The Empowerment of UM Women Through Physical Activity

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! 

The Lane Hall Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Ramp and elevator access at the E. Washington Street entrance (by the loading dock). There are accessible restrooms on the south end of Lane Hall, on each floor of the building. A gender neutral restroom is available on the first floor. If you have any additional questions about the exhibit, please contact Heidi Bennett (heidiab@umich.edu) or CristiEllen Zarvas (chzarvas@umich.edu).

Women’s Softball Coach Carol Hutchins and U-M softball team visited the exhibit. View a video clip showcasing their visit.

 

Coming Fall 2017

Chicana Fotos/Nancy De Los Santos
An exhibit of Chicana photography documenting the 1970s

Born and raised in Chicago by Mexican-American parents, Nancy De Los Santos is an accomplished filmmaker and proud “Chicana from Chicago” who has dedicated her life and career to rewriting and redefining the image of Latina/os in the mainstream media. Among her most celebrated works are as Co-Writer and Co-Producer of “The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latin Image in Hollywood Cinema,” with Susan Racho and Alberto Dominguez, and as Associate Producer on the feature film “Selena.”

In Chicana Fotos, an exhibit of evocative photographs taken in the 1970s, we meet a very different Nancy: a woman armed with a camera, capturing historic events in the struggles for social justice of the time. Nancy’s photographs of Chicano Movement marches and rallies, farmworker mobilizations in Chicago and Texas, and Latina organizing in the Midwest and internationally offer a priceless documentary view of Latina/o politics the 1970s. Her more intimate pictures of everyday Latina/o life capture what it was like to live through a period of radical social transformation. The exhibit includes rare photographs of UFW organizing activities in Chicago, the Texas Farmworker Pilgrimage of 1977, and the first ever International Women’s Year Conference in Mexico City in 1975. These images are supplemented by never before exhibited documents from the Walter P. Reuther UFW Collection.