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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.

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

September 3 - December 13, 2019

Selections From "Whose Streets? Our Streets!" New York City, 1980-2000

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 conservation 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, Richard Sandler, 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.