Thursday, October 15, 2020

Mennello Museum hosts women's suffrage exhibit 'Votes for Women' through Election Day

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 10:58 AM

click to enlarge Detail from 'College Women Picketing in Front of the White House, 1917' - PHOTO COURTESY THE MENNELLO MUSEUM
  • Photo courtesy the Mennello Museum
  • Detail from 'College Women Picketing in Front of the White House, 1917'
Just in time for the 2020 election, the Mennello Museum of American Art is hosting the Smithsonian's traveling and virtual exhibition Votes for Women: A Portrait Of Persistence.

Starting on Wednesday, Oct. 14, and running through Election Day on Nov. 3, this poster exhibition will be open for free viewing on the Mennello's front porch during business hours, or for round-the-clock eyes virtually.

Based on the National Portrait Gallery's larger exhibition, Votes for Women is a visual survey of the women's suffrage moment in the United States, a still-striking collection of photos and historical documents

On the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote – and an election year where voter disenfranchisement is all too real – it's worth looking back to look forward.

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