October 04, 2021 - October 26, 2021

9:00 am

Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Staniar Gallery
Lexington, VA 24450


Washington and Lee University/STANIAR GALLERY presents: Art Exhibition: "A YELLOW ROSE PROJECT"


Oct 4, 2021: 9:00 am to Nov 3, 2021: 5:00 pm

Lenfest Center: Staniar Gallery


Exhibition: Monday, October 4–Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Staniar Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Lecture and Reception: Tuesday, October 26th at 5:30 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall

All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus.

Zoom Lecture: Email for Zoom link.

"A Yellow Rose Project" is a large-scale collaborative project featuring photographic-based art made by women across the United States. Artists were invited to make work in response, reflection or reaction to the ratification of the 19th Amendment with the goal of providing a focal point and platform to share contemporary viewpoints in conjunction with the centennial on August 18, 2020. It was on that day 100 years ago that women wearing yellow roses stood shoulder to shoulder in Tennessee awaiting the roll call of men that would cast their votes for or against a woman’s right to a voice in government. Though this movement granted rights to some women, it was not until much later that all American women, regardless of race, were given the same privilege. The work in this show considers this moment in history from various perspectives, inviting both a critical eye as well as one that recognizes how far we have come. This project is organized by Meg Griffiths, Assistant Professor

of Photography at Texas Woman’s University, and Frances Jakubek, Director of Exhibitions and Operations at Bruce Silverstein Gallery (New York, New York).

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