A Yellow Rose Project October 3 - November 3, 2021

Lecture and Reception

Tuesday, October 26, 5:30pm

About The Exhibition

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, NY).