Past Lane Hall Exhibits

Winter 2015-Re-imaging Gender featured the work of 15 promising artists who rendered the modern spectrum of gender, going beyond the simple male/female binary to include a wide variety of identities and sexualities. The Re-imaging artists, MFA students enrolled at CIC universities, responded to a Call for Art issued by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. The result was an exhibition of 17 works in a variety of media, including photography, paint, lithograph, mixed media, and video, which reflected new understandings of gender.

Fall 2014 - Salamander, photographs and text created by The Olimpias artist collective, a group of disability culture activists and their allies, led by artistic director Petra Kuppers, Professor of English, Theater and Dance, Art and Women’s Studies. The artists use underwater photography, dry performance workshops, creative writing and video to find their disabled beauty emerging from the deep, the wild aesthetic of water.

Winter 2014 - 4000 Years of Choice, an exhibition of posters created by Heather Ault about the age-old practices of abortion and contraception as a means to reclaim reproductive freedom as a deeply personal and life-sustaining act existing throughout all of human history.

Fall 2013 - Sustainable Activism and Beloved Communities of Detroit, photographs by Wayne State Photography Professor Marilyn Zimmerwoman.

March-August 2013 - Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States, a multimedia exhibition featuring works by incarcerated women, curated by Rickie Solinger.

January/February 2013 - Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography, curated by Rickie Solinger.

Fall 2012 - Women's Studies 40 Years:  Memorabilia. To recognize the 40th anniversary of the Women's Studies department at Michigan, members of the Women’s Studies community shared feminist memorabilia from 1970 to the present in an exhibit of posters, records, t-shirts, buttons, pamphlets, postcards, and documents.

Winter 2012 - SuperWomen.  Full-color photographs that celebrate the accomplishments, diversity, and beauty of female athletes. 

Fall 2011-  A Women’s Place is in the Struggle:  Gender, Race, and Nation.  Posters from the collections of Paquetta Palmer and Maria Cotera.

Fall 2010 – we will not be silent:  photographs by ellen eisenman

Winter 2010 – Contours:  Yehudit Endlard

Fall 2009 – Guerrilla Girls 

Winter 2009 – In Times of War:  Her Untold Story, from the Arab American History Museum

Fall 2008 – Haiti, Jane Evelyn Atwood

Winter/Spring 2008 – Landscapes, Janie Paul

Spring/Summer/Fall 2007 - Carry On, Rachel Melis

Winter 2007 – Jake in Transition from Female to Male, Clarissa Sligh

Summer/Fall 2006 - Nicole Gordon

Winter/Spring/Summer 2006 – Bollywood Satirized, Annu Mathew

Fall 2005 – Southern Saddlebags and Shotgun Houses, Beverly Buchanan

Winter/Spring/Summer 2005 - Visualizing Women in Science, Mathematics and Engineering, Pamela Davis-Kivelson

Summer/Fall 2004 - MOLAS: Kuna Women's Visions from Kuna Yala, Panamá

Spring 2004 – Red Bibs: Common and Uncommon Occurrences, Margot Mensing

Spring/Summer-Fall 2003 - Cuadros from Pamplona Alta, Peru

Nov./Dec. 2003 –Women and War, Jenny Matthews

Winter 2003 – Sentenced, Carol Jacobsen

Fall 2002 - Village Works, China photovoice

Winter 2002 – Matuschka 

Fall 2001 - Flint Photovoice 

Fall 2000-Winter 2001 - Women at the University