Since 2000, Lane Hall has displayed nearly 40 art exhibits, which are detailed below.
she was here, once
The mobility and displacement of the Black body, from port to holding cell, to ward and out, is a history that is embedded in our communities socially, culturally and geographically. Alluding to feelings of pain, otherness, power and triumph, she was here, once features work that illustrates a moment of remembrance and reflection on the women who have roamed these spaces before us. Consisting of wearable fiber sculptures, mixed media installation and film, the exhibition traces the ancestral footsteps of the Black woman in Richmond, Virginia. Nastassja Swift creates an immersive environment shaped from history, story and experience.
On display, Fall 2018
A collection of photographs take by Fran Antmann from 2006 to 2017, Maya Healers documents the life and culture of indigenous communities along the short of Guatemala's Lake Atitlán. In addition to chronicling daily activities, Anthmann's photos also reveal the spiritual and religious elements of Mayan culture, in which women have historically played a key role. Maya Healers provides a portrait of indigenous cultural endurance despite decades of genocide and suppression.
On display Fall 2018
Labors of Love and Loss
Repurposing everyday items like ironing boards, safety pins, and even hair and bone, Marianetta Porter and Lisa Olson's Labors of Love and Loss explored the intertwined lives of caregivers and their charges. Focusing on lived experiences, the exhibit examined how African American women's lives in the nineteenth century were affected by their relationships and occupations.
On display Winter 2018
Chicana Fotos: Nancy De Los Santos
Featuring photographs by filmmaker and artist Nancy De Los Santos, this exhibit explored struggles for social justice among Mexican Americans throughout the 1970s. Featuring rare images of of the United Farm Workers of America organizing activities in Chicago, protests against police brutality and for farm worker rights in Texas, and the first global conference on women, the International Women’s Year Conference in Mexico City, Chicana Fotos offered a distinct perspective on the role identity plays in grassroots political organizing.
On display Fall 2017
Moving Through the Centuries: The Empowerment of U-M Women Through Physical Activity
Part of the U-M's Bicentennial Celebration, this collection of photographs and memorabilia showcased women’s physical activity at the University. From early and restrictive physical education to D1 athletics, the exhibit explored 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!
On display Winter 2017
Swallowed Whole: A Visual Journey Through Trauma and Recovery
Created by Heidi Kumao, this exhibition consisted of large-scale staged photographs and video, all of which drew upon U-M Stamps School of Art & Design Professor Heidi Kumao'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.
On display Fall 2016
Above Ground: 40 Moments of Transformation
Above Ground is a photography exhibition highlighting the powerful, ground-breaking performance art and actions of China’s Young Feminist Activists (YFA). The exhibit was curated by Lü Ping, a Chinese feminist organizer and visiting scholar at Columbia University, who first organized the exhibit in New York City in fall 2015.
On display Winter 2016
Stories of Mothers Lost: The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
This quilt exhibit was made possible by the White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) for Safe Motherhood, an NGO whose goal is to reduce rates of maternal and child mortality. The initiative to obtain these stories was made possible by a United Nations Population fund grant to the WRA. Following a global call, there was an overwhelming response of 120 panels from 46 organizations.Stories of Mothers Lost - a collection of internationally sourced, hand crafted panels commemorating mothers lost – allowed families to express grief and also plays a powerful role as a mechanism for advocacy and communication on an issue that transcends country borders.
On display Fall 2015
This exhibit 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.
On display Winter 2015
This is an exhibit of 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.
On display Fall 2014
4000 Years of Choice
This is 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.
On display Winter 2014
Sustainable Activism and Beloved Communities of Detroit
This is an exhibition of photographs by Wayne State Photography Professor Marilyn Zimmerwoman.
On display Fall 2013
Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States
This is a multimedia exhibition featuring works by incarcerated women, curated by Rickie Solinger.
On display Spring/Summer 2013
Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography
Curated by Rickie Solinger.
On display Winter 2013
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.
On display Fall 2012
Full-color photographs that celebrate the accomplishments, diversity, and beauty of female athletes.
On display Winter 2012
A Women’s Place is in the Struggle: Gender, Race, and Nation
Posters from the collections of Paquetta Palmer and Maria Cotera.
On display Fall 2011
we will not be silent: photographs by ellen eisenman
On display Fall 2010
By Yehudit Endlard.
On display Winter 2010
On display Fall 2009
In Times of War: Her Untold Story
This exhibit is from the Arab American History Museum.
On display Winter 2009
By Jane Evelyn Atwood.
On display Fall 2008
By Janie Paul.
On display Winter/Spring 2008
By Rachel Melis.
On display Spring/Summer/Fall 2007
Jake in Transition from Female to Male
By Clarissa Sligh.
On display Winter 2007
On display Summer/Fall 2006
By Annu Mathew
On display Winter/Spring/Summer 2006
Southern Saddlebags and Shotgun Houses
By Beverly Buchanan
On display Fall 2005
Visualizing Women in Science, Mathematics and Engineering
By Pamela Davis-Kivelson
On display Winter/Spring/Summer 2005
MOLAS: Kuna Women's Visions from Kuna Yala, Panamá
On display Summer/Fall 2004
Red Bibs: Common and Uncommon Occurrences
By Margot Mensing
On display Spring 2004
Cuadros from Pamplona Alta, Peru
On display Spring/Summer/Fall 2003
Women and War
By Jenny Matthews
On display Fall 2003
By Carol Jacobsen
On display Winter 2003
This exibit is a China photovoice.
On display Fall 2002
On display Winter 2002
On display Fall 2001
Women at the University
On display Fall 2000-Winter 2001