The 19th Amendment at 100: Women’s Voices Then and Now

As a member of the Women’s Caucus of Art/Michigan Chapter I am helping to present this exhibition! It will be on display January 24-February 29, 2020, at the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery in Detroit, Michigan ( Check out the Facebook page too ( Pick up of included artwork will be March 6-7, 2020.

In a time when women’s rights are being denigrated, women’s health is being sidelined, women’s bodies are being threatened, and women’s pay is still unequal, it is vital to remember the suffrage movement that established women’s right to vote. Celebrate, commemorate, and recognize ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920. Recall significant figures in history such as Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Mary Church Terrell, Susan B. Anthony, Inez Milholland, and/or Sojourner Truth.

Join us for the opening reception Friday, January 24th, 6:00-8:00PM. Free parking is available behind the Center and neighboring church. There will be live music with The Windscape Trio and light refreshments. The Windscape Trio (flute, clarinet, and bassoon) will perform patriotic tunes embraced by the suffragists, popular pieces from the early 20th Century, and contemporary pieces written by women composers. Members of the Windscape Trio are: Jennie Spenner, flute; Lillian Dean, clarinet;
and Walter Dean, bassoon. 

Regular gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 1:00-4:00PM.

On Saturday, February 15th, come for a simple bookmaking workshop with me. We’ll create a simple book expressing our feelings about the importance of voting rights. Explore using markers, paper, pencils, tape to make a statement! Supplies and instruction provided–teens and adults welcome. Register with me for this free class,

Amendment XIX
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Some of the art on display will be;

Our Jurors

Michelle Word
Michelle Word serves as the Director of Education at Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum. Ms. Word has been with MSU since 2006 and she is a practicing artist with a national exhibition record. Learn more at

Amy Lazet
Amy Lazet is the Visual Resources Specialist and an adjunct faculty member at the College for Creative Studies. Ms. Lazet focuses on the ethics involved in creating digital images as well as teaching art history. Learn more at…/…/amy-lazet

Dr. Clare Rogan
Clare Rogan has been Curator of Prints and Drawings at the DetroitInstitute of Arts since 2017. She previously worked as a curator at the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, and The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. She has curated exhibitions on topics from 18th-century British caricature to contemporary photography. Her most recent exhibition at the DIA was From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975. Her publications includeKeiji Shinohara: Color Harmony (2007), complete with a catalogue raisonné. Rogan received a bachelor’s degree in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D in History of Art and Architecture from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

The Suffrage Centennial: A Few Web Sites of Interest

One Hundred Years Towards Suffrage:  An Overview

Marching for the Vote:  Remembering the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

The Long Road to Equality:  What Women Won from the ERA Ratification Effort

19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:  Primary Documents in American History

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative

Suffrage Centennials

100:  A Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

Women’s Vote Centennial