To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement, University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum has added a new exhibition.
The ten pieces of artwork, now in the Catherine Freed Galleria in the Museum, were acquired specifically for this exhibition and the art is being displayed in a collective group for the first time. The galleria is named after Catherine Freed, the late wife of UF President Emeritus DeBow Freed, who passed away on Feb. 8, 2020. Dan Chudzinski, curator of the Mazza Museum, said that the exhibit is distinctly special to the Museum and UF, because Mrs. Freed would likely have been particularly proud of the suffrage theme.
It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years in sum to win the right for women to vote, but on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, giving all American women the right to vote and declaring for the first time that they deserve all of the same rights and responsibilities of citizenship as men.
Work from Cheryl Harness, Maria Kalman, Matt Faulkner, Pamela Johnson, Rebecca Gibbon, and Sarah Green depict in vibrant color and intricate detail the decades-long fight.
The exhibition runs through September 2020 and may be viewed during open hours at the Museum, Wednesday through Friday from noon – 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 – 4 p.m.