1136 Lane Hall
204 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 734–764–9537
Fax: 734–764–9533


Lane Hall Gallery

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Women’s Studies Department present a regular schedule of art exhibitions in Lane Hall’s lobby, an intimate space, conducive to seeing, reflection, and study. Exhibitions feature works in a variety of media, by artists from near and far who are united in their exploration of topical issues and themes that hold meaning for the study of women and gender. The Lane Hall Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fall, 2015

Stories of Mothers Lost
The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
August 10 - December 11, 2015

Fatema Begum, quilt from the ​White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Bangladesh & MotherNewBorNet

Every minute of every day, a woman dies of pregnancy related complications. Stories of Mothers Lost, an exhibit of handmade quilts from around the world now on display in Lane Hall, memorializes some of these women.

The exhibit was initiated by the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA), a non-profit membership based organization, 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 – allows families to express grief and also plays a powerful role as a mechanism for advocacy and communication on an issue that transcends country borders and impacts us all.

Stories of Mothers Lost is supplied by the UM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its Program in Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice and hosted by the Women's Studies Department and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.