Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft Opens March 14 at Center for Missouri Studies

Marguerite Martyn illustration, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage with the collaborative exhibition Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft at the SHSMO art gallery, Center for Missouri Studies, 605 Elm Street, Columbia.

Opening reception will be held f rom 1:30-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. During the opening reception, enjoy performances by costumed actors from MU Theatre’s production Votes for Women. Displays include clothing and artwork from statewide collections that highlight roles of Missouri women in the national suffrage movement and trailblazing women in Missouri politics. Examples include:

  • 1913 Missouri band uniform from the only all-female marching band in Washington, D.C.'s first suffrage parade
  • Kewpie suffrage artwork by Missouri artist Rose O'Neill 
  • Garments worn by the first female judge on Missouri's Supreme Court and Missouri's first female US senators
  • Artwork by George Caleb Bingham and early 20th century illustrator Marguerite Martyn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft exhibit runs through July 25, 2020. The opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

  • POSTPONED: Opening Reception to Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft

    Mar
    14
    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Where

    Center for Missouri Studies
    Art Gallery, First Floor
    605 Elm Street
    Columbia, MO 65201

    The opening reception for Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft has been postponed until further notice. Please watch this page for details on a new date.

    This 1912 cartoon by Gordon Grant, titled "Which?" depicts a young woman in graduation robes seemingly choosing between joining the Women's Suffrage Movement and a man proposing marriage. [Published in the American Puck magazine, v. 71, June 5, 1912, p. 5]

    Where

    Center for Missouri Studies
    Art Gallery, First Floor
    605 Elm Street
    Columbia, MO 65201

    The opening reception for Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft has been postponed until further notice. Please watch this page for details on a new date.

    The State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection commemorate the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage with the collaborative exhibition Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft. Displays include clothing and artwork from statewide collections that highlight roles of Missouri women in the national suffrage movement, as well as trailblazing women in Missouri politics before and after ratification of the federal amendment. During the opening reception, enjoy pop-up performances by students in MU Theatre’s concurrent production Votes for Women. Free and open to the public.