Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment
June 25-August 28, 2020
The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center is observing the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with an art exhibition titled, “Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment,” which opens on July 25 and runs through August 28, 2020. The exhibition will feature women-themed artwork by Amy Franey-Cunningham, Elissa Greathouse, Laura Johnston, Kimberly Lawless, Judi Noble, Sara Roark, Savannah Schroll Guz, and Liz Walsh. The timing of the exhibition is also intended to honor the 172nd anniversary of the first women’s rights convention, which was held in Seneca Falls, New York, between July 19 & 20, 1848.
Due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions, in lieu of a traditional opening reception, WAMCC will be hosting a virtual exhibition opening on their Facebook page. However, the museum welcomes visitors to view the exhibition in person Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm.
Additionally, the four original, ink-on-paper portraits used to create West Virginia’s stripe design in the national art project known as Her Flag (www.herflag.com/) will be on silent auction at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center throughout the duration of the exhibition. All proceeds from the auction of these four original portraits—which are now part of a national, touring art project—will go to support the museum’s operating budget and upcoming public programming.
The Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center (WAMCC) is located at 3149 Main Street in Weirton, West Virginia and is open Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm. WAMCC preserves Weirton’s history and culture for future generations. To learn more about upcoming events or how to become a member, please visit www.weirtonareamuseum.com/.