February 28, 2020
Suffrage-related art exhibit opens March 6 at Harrison Center

"We Wait." shows women waiting in line to vote, but also waiting for their equal place in society.

The Harrison Center and Indiana Humanities are teaming up to present “We Wait.,” a new suffrage-inspired work by Gigi Salij.

The show opens Friday, March 6, at the Harrison Center, with an artist reception from 6 to 10 p.m. The exhibit will run through March 27.

Part of a year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, this show features screenprint portraits of women who are waiting—in line to vote, but also to take their rightful, equal place in society. 

“The patience of women is such an important subtext of the suffrage movement,” Salij explains.  “Women waited well over a hundred years for their right to vote to be recognized, but one hundred years later women are still waiting—for pay equity, for equal representation in legislatures and boardrooms, for the end of patriarchal culture.” 

Posted In: Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial