September 4–November 11, 2020
Suffrage 100 features artwork in a variety of media by 19 artists of the A.I.R. Gallery of Brooklyn, N.Y., a nonprofit gallery for women that is directed and maintained by artists. When it opened nearly 40 years ago, A.I.R. Gallery was the first of its kind to be established in the United States.
The exhibit, conceived and co-curated by Jennifer McCandless, Loomis Chaffee Visual Arts Department head and director of the Mercy Gallery, and multi-media artist Ellyn Weiss, celebrates the success of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. According to the curators’ statement, “The suffragists embodied assertiveness, resolve, strategic brilliance and a refusal to accept marginalization — all enduring qualities of the activist movements worldwide today. In addition to celebrating their achievement, this anniversary raises a host of fascinating and sometimes fraught issues.” The A.I.R. artists were invited to explore these ideas in their submissions to the exhibit.
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