November 6, 2017 marks 100 years that women in NYS had the right to vote and participate in our democratic process. There are a number of exhibitions and programs celebrating the important milestone.
The New York State Education Department and the Office of Cultural Education will present a large-scale exhibition and companion catalog titled,Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial, at the New York State Museum between November 4, 2017 and May 13, 2018.
Votes for Women will celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State and raise public awareness of the struggle for women’s suffrage and equal rights in New York State from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention through 1917 when New York State granted women the right to vote. The exhibition will also address the nationally significant role of New York State leaders in regards to women’s rights and the feminist movement through the early 21st century.
Here are some of the exciting artifacts and images to be included in the Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial exhibition.
Area 1: Agitate! Agitate!, 1776-1890
GIVE US THE VOTE — Exhibition by ARTS WESTCHESTER
In October, Arts Westchester opened an exhibition inspired by the upcoming centennial. “Give Us the Vote gives us a chance to take a step back and understand what the current state of voting is in America. It exposes areas of improvement within the political system, while also raising awareness,” said Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester. “The exhibit will address many of the enduring barriers to the ballot including gerrymandering, stringent voter registration requirements, limits on early voting and revisions to the Voting Rights Act. The talented artists in Give Us the Vote are able to express their views – some very personal – on the topic.” ArtsWestchester is located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, N.Y. The exhibition will be on view through January 27.
Natalie Baxter, Nicole Bricker, Robert Brush, Zoe Buckman, Tom Fruin, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Johanna Goodman, Greg Guest, Carla Rae Johnson, Yashua Klos, Steve Lambert, Miguel Luciano, Ann Lewis, Rebecca Mushtare, Michele Pred, Lise Prown & Curt Belshe, Philippe Safire, Jeffrey Schrier, Richard Tomasello
Artists works by:
Zoe Buckman, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Johanna Goodman, Carla Rae Johnson Miguel Luciano, Michele Pred, Philippe Safire