Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum
In SUFFRAGE NOW, the Elisabet Ney Museum asked contemporary women photographers to share photos that comment on the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. The photos were selected by a preeminent jury of curators, photo editors, photographers, and artists. Photos are accompanied by commentary by the photographers. The exhibition is ALL ONLINE. Participate on social media by using the hashtag “#SuffrageNow”!
On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, giving women in the US the right to vote. Since then it has become all but unimaginable to conceive of its absence. But it was an arduous campaign to reach this milestone, and it wasn’t, in fact, until August 6, 1965, with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that all American citizens were guaranteed to share in this privilege. In SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition at the Elisabet Ney Museum, women photographers nationwide were invited via a juried open call to share photos that comment on this historic occasion, imperfect though it may be. The most eloquent images were chosen and included in this special online exhibition, which will remain accessible through at least January 31, 2021, after the coming Inauguration Day. The Elisabet Ney Museum is a uniquely qualified venue to host such an exhibition, as its namesake was a firebrand artist and activist who fought bravely for Democracy and Women’s Suffrage in Europe and America but did not live to see it secured.
For more information about this exhibit: http://theney.org/about-the-exhibition
Opens: August 6, 2020
Closes: January 31, 2021
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Elisabet Ney Museum 304 East 44th Street Austin Texas 78751