Gallery Exhibition Honors Women's Suffrage Centennial

Event Details


Date: August 18 - November 30, 2020

Times: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Madsen/Nelson Galleries - 2121 South Summit Avenue

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.” 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.

Throughout its half-century history, the Center for Western Studies has sought to lift up the voices, both past and present, of the people of the Northern Plains. One of the truest forms of having one’s voice heard is the ability to affect change through the right to vote.

"19" opens August 18, 2020, and runs through Nov. 30, 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.