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On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, proclaiming, “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.” For the first time in our nation’s history, women all across the United States had the right to vote.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this landmark event, the Center for Western Studies is thrilled to present a gallery exhibition featuring 19 pieces created by female artists demonstrating the diverse and powerful voices of the women of the Northern Plains.

Participating Artists:
Bonnie Brahms
Brandy Fenenga
Deb Gengler-Copple
Kristen Greteman
Mary Groth
Diana Hensley
Donna Lee Huff-Bartholow
Jamie Jacobsen
Karen Kinder
Klaire A. Lockheart
Cheryl Longseth
Jessie Rasche
Cristen J. Roghair
Doris Symens-Armstrong
Judy Thompson
Lindsay Twa
Nan Venhuizen
Jennifer White
Norma Wilson

“19” runs August 18, 2020 through October 23, 2020. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition is located in the Madsen/Nelson Galleries of the Center’s Fantle Building at 2121 South Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD. We ask that you observe all posted public health and safety policies during your visit.