JAN 25 - MAR 29
in the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art
Just over a century ago, Jeannette Rankin of Montana won a seat in the House of Representatives, as the first woman elected to federal office. In 1917, 128 years after the first U.S. Congress convened, she was sworn into its 65th session. Fast forward 122 years, and this number has grown to 131 women serving in both chambers of the 116th Congress.
Be moved by this special exhibit, first published as its own 16-page section in a January 2019 New York Times issue, which features striking images of the women who now serve in the House and Senate. Internationally-renowned photographers Elizabeth Herman and Celeste Sloman turn the traditionally male art form of portraiture on its head with imagery we are used to seeing in the halls of power, by placing people not previously seen as powerful starkly in the frames.