On August 18, 1920, a historic tie-breaking vote in Nashville finally ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and enshrined the first voting rights for women.
To commemorate the anniversary, artist Marilyn Artus is traveling to the 36 states that voted in favor of Women’s Suffrage with her project, Her Flag. This August, her nationwide art and travel project will culminate at the War Memorial Auditorium next to the State Capitol where the vote was won.
Artus is collaborating with a woman artist in each of the 36 states to create an 18 foot by 26 foot flag. Each artist created artwork inspired by this anniversary that Artus then turned into a stripe for the flag, At each state, Artus is making a public performance and stitching the stripe onto the flag.
During Artus’ visit to Nashville on August 18 to sew the final stripe designed by Nashville artist Higgins Bond, TPAC will host a Zoom panel discussion with Artus, Bond, and other participants for patrons to learn more about the project and Women’s Suffrage.