One Hundred Women: Collaborations Beyond the Veil by Ginny Sykes, an exhibit celebrating the centennial of women's suffrage, is on display in the lobby of Legler Regional Library. The exhibit will be available for public viewing through April 30.
Chicago artist Ginny Sykes created the exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and the suffragists who made this amendment possible. Collaborations Beyond the Veil challenges the way women are, and are not, traditionally memorialized in public spaces by displaying realistic photographs of living and diverse women.
The exhibit consists of ten photographs displayed on fabric banners. Text panels display each woman's biographical information and her personal reflection on the process of being photographed for the exhibit. You can watch a video showing all the photographs and interviews with the artist.
Join us in celebrating Black History Month in February and Women's History Month in March by viewing this incredible display of diverse women reflecting on their power and femininity.
This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Chicago Women's History Center.