In 1916, Inez Milholland Boissevain (1886–1916) embarked on a grueling campaign across the Western US on behalf of the National Women’s Party appealing for women’s suffrage ahead of the 1916 presidential election. Standing Together, by artist Jeanine Michna-Bales (born 1971), retraces Milholland’s journey. The 30-year-old suffragist delivered some 50 speeches to standing-room-only crowds in eight states in 21 days: Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Nevada and California. She battled chronic illness and lack of sleep during her travels and died a month after her last speech in Los Angeles, where her final public words were, “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?”
Through her photographs, combining dramatic landscapes and historical reenactments of important vignettes of Milholland on her journey with archival materials, Michna-Bales captures a glimpse of the monumental effort required to pass the 19th Amendment.
In-Person: Exhibition Oct 08 - Dec 03
This upcoming event is an exhibition titled Standing Tall by Jeanine Michna-Bales, and is hosted by Arnika Dawkins Gallery . The work is a visual essay about the American Women’s Suffrage Movement with research conducted between the years 2016-2020. The exhibition with display images of Inez Milholland's cross-country campaign on behalf of women's suffrage. The gallery will observe the latest CDC guidelines.
In-Person: Opening Reception Oct 09 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Opening reception with an artist's talk and book-signing from 1PM - 2PM.
Online: Exhibition Sep 07 - Dec 31