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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 ( or CristiEllen Zarvas (

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