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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.

New Winter 2017 Exhibit

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

The exhibition consists of large-scale staged photographs and video, all of which draw upon the artist’s experiences with a broken back and cancer treatment in 2011-12. Combining humor and stark imagery, the work playfully embraces the absurdity and isolation that accompanied these medical traumas.

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! 

Opening Event: Panel discussion begins at 4:00 PM in Lane Hall 2239 with reception to follow in Lane Hall Gallery at 5:30 PM. 

The Lane Hall Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and will remain open through winter semester. 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, please contact Heidi Bennett ( or CristiEllen Zarvas (