Victoria Woodhull, Belva Ann Lockwood, Abigail Scott Duniway, Laura Clay, Cora Wilson Stewart, Gracie Allen, Anna Milburn, Ellen Linea Jensen, Mary Kennery, Agnes Waters, Margaret Chase Smith, Fay T. Carpenter Swain, Charlene Mitchell, Shirley Chisholm…
On view through Sunday, December 20th
An Installation by Kathryn Andrews
September 7 – December 20, 2020
Victoria Woodhull, Belva Ann Lockwood, Abigail Scott Duniway, Laura Clay, Cora Wilson Stewart, Gracie Allen, Anna Milburn, Ellen Linea Jensen, Mary Kennery, Agnes Waters, Margaret Chase Smith, Fay T. Carpenter Swain, Charlene Mitchell, Shirley Chisholm, Linda Jenness, Evelyn Reed, Bella Savitzky Abzug, Patsy Takamoto Mink, Margaret Wright, Barbara Jordan, Ellen McCormack, Deirdre Griswold, Koryne Kaneski Horbal, Maureen Smith, Alice Tripp, Gavrielle Holmes, Sonia Johnson, Martha Kirkland, Tonie Nathan, Mary Ruwart, Wynonia Burke, Lenora Fulani, Willa Kenoyer, Mamie Moore, Patricia Schroeder, Georgiana Doerschuck, Helen Halyard, Caroline Killeen, Gloria La Riva, Isabell Masters, Tennie Rogers, Susan Gail Ducey, Elvena Lloyd-Duffie, Marsha Feinland, Dr. Heather Anne Harder, Mary Cal Hollis, Jo Jorgensen, Mary “France” Letulle, Monica Moorehead, Diane Beall Templin, Cathy Gordon Brown, Angel Joy Chavis Rocker, Elizabeth Dole, Dorian Yeager, Katherine Bateman, Joanne Bier Beeman, Sheila Bilyeu, Carol Moseley Braun, Jeanne Chebib, Mildred T. Glover, Millie Howard, Carol A. Miller, Lorna Salzman, Florence Walker, Elaine Brown, Hillary Clinton, Nan Garrett, Cynthia McKinney, Christine Smith, Kat Swift, Roseanne Barr, Peta Lindsay, Jill Stein, Michele Bachmann, Khadijah Jacob-Fambro, Carly Fiorina, Alyson Kennedy, Lynn S. Kahn, Cherie Deville, Souraya Faas, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Kim Ruff, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson
An Installation by Kathryn Andrews
On the occasion of the fall 2020 U.S. presidential election, LA-based artist Kathryn Andrews’s site-specific installation highlights the name of each woman who has run for President of the United States throughout the history of our country’s democracy. Beginning with Victoria Woodhull in 1872, women have graced the nation’s potential presidential stages in primaries and general elections long before they could vote. These trailblazers include Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress; Patsy Mink, the author of the nation’s Title IX civil rights law, protecting people from discrimination based on their sex; and Gloria La Riva, the 2020 presidential nominee for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, who was also the first Latinx woman to run for president in 1992. Foregrounded in Andrews’s installation, the long list of historic women’s names are contrasted with the highly recognizable faces of the men who have won, ranging from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama. Chronicling the nearly 150 years of women vying for the presidential seat, Kathryn Andrews’s work spotlights the persistent sexism in American politics and the urgent need for change. This site-specific installation of Kathryn Andrews’s work, which dominates the entirety of the museum’s front windows is organized by DePaul Art Museum and curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
Generous support for this exhibition was provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Rena & Daniel Sternberg.