RCAH LookOut Gallery

Current Exhibition:


Featuring the work of artists Gina Goico, Melissa Calderón, Wilay Méndez Páez, Jonathan Carela, and Breena Nuñez

  • Exhibition runs March 18 - April 24, 2024
  • Virtual Tour is below

Reception and Artist Conversation:

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • The Lookout Gallery, Second Floor, Snyder Hall
  • Snacks and refreshments 

A curatorial project of the Afro-Latinx Lab presented by the Diaspora Solidarities Lab, a multi-institutional Black feminist partnership directed by Yomaira Figueroa-Vásquez and Jessica Marie Johnson with financial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, and MSU.


UNBOUND initiates a close exploration of spatial acts and visions within the Black Latinx diaspora. The works on view redraw the boundaries of myriad regional contexts, from domestic sites to geographical terrains and rural-to-urban environments across the Caribbean and the U.S. The format of the show, which unfolds from a physical gallery into a digital viewing space created by Able Eyes, situates practices of space that refuse dominant ways of mapping, the legacies of colonial cartography, and idioms of state-based territoriality. Instead, it immerses us in spatial enactments defined by movement and transformation, reworking the modes through which physical boundaries and the bodies traversing them are rendered governable. UNBOUND traces each artist’s diasporic spatial consciousness, shaping geographic expressions that extend from and beyond the body, countering perceptions of space as a pre-determined or fixed set of coordinates. The artists here reveal a poetic and inventive rewriting of enclosures, awakened by personal and collective histories and forms of place-making rooted in the materiality of lived environments.


Virtual Tour:





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

The LookOut is always free and all are welcome.

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Snyder-Phillips Hall, Second Floor
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, Michigan 48825

Monday to Friday from noon to 3 p.m. 

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LookOut! Preparator
Steven Baibak

Virtual Exhibit Space
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