Suffrage-inspired art exhibition to open on August 18 at Torpedo Factory
ALEXANDRIA, VA – A new exhibition inspired by women’s suffrage will open at Torpedo Factory Art Center tomorrow August 18. On the same day, Mayor Justin M. Wilson will deliver a proclamation on the steps of Barrett Branch Library, recognizing the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920.
The exhibition at the Art Center, made possible thanks to a partnership between The torpedo factory artists association and Alexandria celebrates women, will feature “suffrage-inspired artwork, history of voting rights, information on voting registration and a backdrop of” life-size “selfie suffragettes, according to a press release.
“WE VOTE! The American Suffrage Art and History Exhibition is open until September 27. It will be housed on the third floor of the Marian Van Landingham Gallery Art Center, Studio 311.
The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at 105 North Union Street. Visiting hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To enter and exit, use the sliding doors on North Union by The Waterfront only.
There is no capacity limit; However, masks are mandatory and social distancing must be respected.