RCAH LookOut Gallery


9th Annual Perspectives in African-American Experience: Emerging Visions Residency and Exhibition 

Featuring artist Alex Callender 

Difficult Love (What Scatters and Then Comes Back Together)

Paintings and drawings exploring a speculative history of the Black Atlantic performed by women channeled from colonial paintings and archives.

Due to the restrictions necessitated by COVID-19, we are proud to present this exhibition virtually. Click here for the immersive experience!

Co-Sponsors: Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Department of English, RCAH Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, with support from a OIII Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities


Virtual LookOut

While RCAH’s exhibition spaces won’t yet be opening their physical doors, we will be offering several online visual art experiences over the course of the Fall 2020 semester. You can now explore our current exhibition in the LookOut through an immersive visual tour. RCAH students will be adding digital content about our exhibitions throughout the semester, so keep up to date by checking this page and following us on Facebook and Instagram.


Are you staying at home but wishing you could visit RCAH and the LookOut? Wander through the LookOut Gallery online with the virtual tour of our exhibition spaces! To enter the virtual gallery, click here. Tour produced by AbleEyes

To navigate the tour: 

  • Move around the galleries by clicking from circle to circle on the floor
  • Scroll to zoom in and out on specific artworks. 
  • Cursor over blue pins for more information about artworks
  • Click the icons on the bottom left to see a "dollhouse" view or jump to a different RCAH space 
  • Click the icons on the bottom right to share the tour on social media, use a VR headset, or expand to a full screen view
  • Explore!

Exhibitions included:

  • RCAH LookOut Gallery. Difficult Love (What Scatters and Then Comes Back Together). Paintings by Alex Callender.
  • 2D Display Cases. Justice for All: Social Justice in Comics*
  • 3D Display Cases. Every Day: Works from the Firecracker Foundation Collection*

*Exhibition websites for both display case exhibitions coming soon.




New Exhibits at the RCAH LookOut Gallery rotate over the course of the academic year. Check the RCAH event listings for current exhibitions and programming.

Location: The Gallery is located on the second floor of Snyder Hall on MSU's campus.

Hours: The LookOut will remain closed until class resumes in the fall.


A view of a gallery with white walls displaying black and white photos of the civil rights era Tama Hamilton-Wray, a woman of color and professor, stands in a suit speaking in front of an audience in the LookOu! Art Gallery Zines hang from the ceiling on strings as part of an exhibit.


RCAH LookOut Gallery

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Director of Exhibition Spaces
Tessa Paneth-Pollak, Ph.D.

LookOut Preparator
Steven Baibak



(Physical space closed during COVID-19 until further notice)
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Snyder-Phillips Hall, Second Floor
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, Michigan 48825