With this year the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the Elisabet Ney Museum and Oakwood Cemetery have launched online exhibitions that are keyed to the women’s suffrage movement.
Both the Ney and Oakwood are city of Austin cultural facilities.
At the Ney, “Suffrage Now: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition” is a juried exhibition featuring work by women and women-identifying photographers with work that comments on the American suffrage movement and its imperfections. The exhibition is accessible online through Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021, at theney.org
From Oakwood Cemetery, “To Vote” features a history of suffrage rights, and biographies of Elisabet Ney, Helen Kirby, Anna Leger, Anna Pennybacker, Pauline Creighton, Dr. Annie Blanton, Jane McCallum, Nell Doom, Julia Runge, Erminia Folsom, A. Caswell Ellis, Mary Ellis, Maude Williams and Lala Watts.
The exhibition is built on geo-mapping, pointing to relevant places mentioned in each biography.
There’s also an online tour of suffragists’ gravesites at Austin Memorial Park, Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery Annex, and Evergreen Cemetery.