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    Votes for Women: A Visual History

    Brandywine River Museum of Art

    1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

    Saturday February 1st 2020 to Sunday June 7th 2020

    • Sundays

      9:30am to 4pm

    • Mondays

      9:30am to 4pm

    • Wednesdays

      9:30am to 4pm

    • Thursdays

      9:30am to 4pm

    • Fridays

      9:30am to 4pm

    • Saturdays

      9:30am to 4pm

    Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present Votes for Women: A Visual History. The long road to women’s suffrage played out very differently from political movements today.


    In the absence of televised and digital media, the suffragists spread their message through magazines, political cartoons, posters, plays, parades, and even through fashion. This exhibition examines the visual culture of the suffrage movement, revealing how the “look” of women’s rights developed and the important visual strategies that propelled it forward.


    Presenting an inclusive historical narrative, the exhibition recognizes the efforts of women of color and their community networks, which have been largely overlooked. The visual lessons of the suffrage movement provided a model for later activism, including the civil rights and social justice movements up to the present day.

    Accessibility Information

    The entire museum is wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms, water fountains and the museum café.


    Accessible parking for vehicles displaying the appropriate disability permits is located on the far right side of the parking lot alongside the river, available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a designated barrier-free entrance into the Museum's lower level, located at the entrance alongside the river, to the right of the main entrance and close to the accessible parking.


    The Museum has several standard-sized, non-motorized wheelchairs available at no cost for visitor convenience. Service animals are welcome in the museum. Please check in at the Admissions desk in the Visitor Entrance upon arrival.


    Advance notice is recommended for special tours or accommodations. Call 610.388.8326 for information and group reservations.

    Free - $18
    Brandywine River Museum of Art

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