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 newly renovated 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 during university business hours. Watch our calendars for announcements of upcoming exhibitions and opening receptions.

Winter, 2014

4,000 Years for Choice: A Graphic Guide to Reproductive Justice
Heather Ault, Visual Artist
January 16 - May 29, 2014

Lecture and Opening Reception on January 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

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4,000 Years for Choice

"4,000 Years for Choice" is an exhibition of posters 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.

The "Reproductive Roots" series shines a bright light on the many voices from the abortion care and reproductive justice movements using vividly designed social media graphics and notecards to inspire conversations from a breadth of perspectives.

Heather Ault is a visual artist, pro-choice activist, and independent scholar creating artwork to shift conversations about reproductive rights and justice. She uses vibrant graphics, affirmative language, and historical accounts to transform ugly discord into visual narratives that are beautiful and empowering.

This exhibit is hosted by the Women's Studies Department and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, with support from the Program for Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.

Fall, 2013

So You Say You Want a Revolution: Sustainable Activism and Beloved Communities of Detroit
Marilyn Zimmerwoman, Photographer
September 5 - December 13, 2013

Photos by Marilyn Zimmerwoman

Marilyn Zimmerwoman is an associate professor of photography at Wayne State University. She is an artist, critical thinker, and post modern feminist whose work ranges from autobiographical family portraits to collaborative community installations to the Woodward Rephotographic Project. Her work has been exhibited widely, with inclusion in national and international collections, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

The opening reception was held on Thursday, September 26, 4:00 - 6:00pm in the Exhibit Space at Lane Hall, 204 S. State St., Ann Arbor.

This exhibit is hosted by the Women's Studies Department and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, with support from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. 

Ukrainian Crafts

Ukrainian Women's Handiwork
Lane Hall Glass Cases, September 5 – December 13, 2013

Reception: Thursday, October 3, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. with special guests Viktor and Kateryna Yushchenko

Through utilizing a combination of posters and small artifacts, the exhibit Ukrainian Women’s Handiwork provides a glimpse in into Ukrainian culture including; Trypillian, Scythian and Kyivian Rus' civilizations. The display in the glass cases includes items such as pysanky with beryhynia motifs, a ceramic of the goddess (Beryhinia), coral jewlery and embroideries.  The theme is drawn from the belief that the Ukrainian spirit endures through women's embroidery and symbolic pysanky.

The exhibit is curated by Chrystyna Nykorak and Dzvinka Nykorak Hayda from the Ukrainian American Archives & Museum of Detroit, and sponsored by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America Chapter 50.