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October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
This exhibition celebrates the 2020 centennial of women’s gaining the right to vote in the USA. Juxtaposing art with artifacts, the exhibition reflects upon the suffrage movement and its many meanings from historical, conceptual and artistic points of view. Selected historical text, quotes, and images will be placed in combination with contemporary artwork that expresses themes revolving around the road to women’s acquiring the right to vote and their role in society. Objects which have historical and contextual meaning such as period corsets, bicycles, teacups, samplers, household items, school books, banners, broadsides, buttons, posters, and postcards, and text such as suffragette quotes or diary entries, will be paired with contemporary artwork. Of particular interest from a thematic point of view will be an examination of how women have been looked at, and look at themselves in society, and what constitutes real bravery—women taking chances, and stepping out of what is expected of them and what they have expected of themselves. That is what the Suffragettes had to do and how the 19th Amendment came about.
Participating artists, to be announced, will create work specifically for the show, reflecting on themes revolving around the centennial such as: the power of protest, personal bravery and risk-taking, raising our voices to effect change, “The New Woman,” gender roles in society, societal expectations, self-image, and the #MeToo movement.
Curated by Carrie Feder.