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Well Behaved Women: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

July 3, 2020 - October 23, 2020

101 W. 2nd St, Ste 100
Michigan City, IN 46360

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"Well behaved women seldom make history.” ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Well-Behaved Women includes artworks by 24 women artists, both living and historic, to mark the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women and men equal voting rights.

The artists address areas where women lack access or rights; express the emotions felt as a result of inequity; and challenge the conventional “male gaze,” where women are presented as objects rather than subjects. They elevate and reclaim mediums, such as embroidery, that have been slighted as “craft” and “women’s work.” Some draw strength from the spiritual power of their female ancestry.

From the engravings of Maria Sybilla Merian, the first woman to study insects scientifically, to four famous women of the Abstract Expressionist movement who reached ground-breaking status in a genre steeped in brute masculinity, this exhibition celebrates a variety of women’s voices that have led us to this moment in time.

Exhibiting Artists

Anoush Bargamian, Marie Bergstedt, Melissa Blount, Whitney Bradshaw, Ruth Burke, Elaine de Kooning, Shannon Downey, Grace Hartigan, Juarez Hawkins, Olivia Jobbe, Rachel Kanter, Lee Krasner, Sam Kirk, Anne Leuck, Maria Sibylla Merian, Joan Mitchell, Natalie Jackson O’Neal, Ashley Paige Young, Macie Renee, Cathi Schwable and Hollis Sigler

Sponsored By

Michigan City Commission for Women, NiSource Charitable Foundation and NIPSCO