From October 20, 2020 to December 12, 2020
The Right To Herself exhibition explores the cultural nuances behind the 19th Amendment-its complicated promise of human rights, liberty and equity-and the search for agency through diverse works of art.
The Right To Herself exhibition examines the complexities of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment. Though the law legally prohibited the denial of the right to vote based on sex, many women of diverse backgrounds in the U.S. were unable to exercise that right. In this way, The Right to Herself exhibition and related programs will provide a lens to view works by women artists who self-identify as indigenous, women of color, and/or embody diverse racial, ethnic, and economic identities. They share their various perspectives on the intersections of gender equity, and the influence of women of color on the suffrage and equal rights movement both in contemporary society and in history. The exhibition will reflect on the vote as a promise for agency and voice within society, and its relationship to diverse communities. In featuring these themes, the show will recall, reclaim, and reimagine the power of women from different racial, ethnic, and class-based histories in front of the lens and rectify their lacking presence within photography and art history.
Tya Anthony, Lindsey Beal, Christa Blackwood, Marcella Ernest, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Angela Faz, Karen Ann Hoffman, Ann 'Sole Sister' Johnson,
Letitia Huckaby, Gabi Magaly, Pallavi Govindnathan, Renluka Maharaj,
Jennifer McClure, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Pete Sands, Rachelle Mozman Solano, Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen, and Chanell Stone.
Co-curated by Lauren Cross, Ph.D, MFA and Hamidah Glasgow, MA, Executive Director and Curator, The Center for Fine Art Photography.
The exhibition is split between two locations, October 20 - November 28, 2020, at the Lincoln Center Gallery and October 22 - December 12 at the Clara Hatton Gallery at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, and virtually through the Center for Fine Art Photography’s website. Additionally, the exhibition(s) will feature an accompanying billboard, catalog, and virtual talks and events. Find the additional information on our website.
This project is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for The Arts and a grant from The City of Fort Collins, Fort Fund Grant.