A new exhibition called The Right To Herself, which explores the vote as a promise for agency through diverse works of art, goes on display Oct. 20 at the Visual Arts Building at Colorado State University as well as the Lincoln Center Gallery in Fort Collins.
The Right To Herself exhibition explores the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which legalized most women’s right to vote, through the lens of women who self-identify as Indigenous or women of color, and/or embody diverse racial, ethnic and economic identities. The exhibition and related programs focus on various artists’ perspectives of equity and the equal rights movement, both in contemporary society and in history. The exhibition explores the vote as a promise for agency and voice within society, and highlights the specific rights that diverse groups of women fought for historically and into the present. In featuring these themes, the show recalls, reclaims and reimagines the power of women of diverse backgrounds in front of the lens and rectifies their lacking presence in photography and art history.
The exhibition was co-curated by Lauren Cross of the University of North Texas and Hamidah Glasgow, executive director and curator of The Center for Fine Art Photography. It will be on display in the Clara Hatton Gallery in CSU’s Visual Arts Building until Dec. 12, and at the Lincoln Center Gallery, 417 W. Magnolia St., until Nov. 28.
Exhibitions will also be available virtually through the Center for Fine Art Photography’s website, c4fap.org. Additionally, the exhibitions will feature an accompanying billboard, catalog, virtual talks and other events; details will be posted on the website.
On Oct. 20, there will be a virtual and in-person reception at the Hatton Gallery at 4 p.m. To RSVP and obtain the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured artists include Tya Anthony, Lindsey Beal, Christa Blackwood, Marcella Ernest, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Angela Faz, Karen Ann Hoffman, Ann ‘Sole Sister’ Johnson, Letitia Huckaby, Gabi Magaly, Suchitra Mattai, Pallavi Govindnathan, Renluka Maharaj, Jennifer McClure, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Pete Sands, Rachelle Mozman Solano, Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen and Chanell Stone.
The project was funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and from a Fort Fund Grant provided by the City of Fort Collins.