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CANCELLED Curating “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” with Kate Lemay

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Historian Kate Clarke Lemay of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery speaks about organizing a major exhibition on the history of women’s suffrage.

In organizing this major exhibition, Lemay faced several critical problems, including how to create a more inclusive narrative, and how to find appropriate objects that would tell this history. During this lecture, Lemay will relate how she addressed these issues, and guide members of the audience through the process of curating a major exhibition at the Smithsonian as part of the #BecauseOfHerStory initiative on American women’s history.

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Date:
Thursday, November 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Phone:
609-924-9529

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NEH
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Hannah Schmidl
Summary
Historian Kate Clarke Lemay of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery speaks about organizing a major exhibition on the history of women's suffrage.In organizing this major exhibition, Lemay faced several critical problems, including how to create a more inclusive narrative, and how to find appropriate objects that would tell this history. During this lecture, Lemay will relate how she addressed these issues, and guide members of the audience through the process of curating a major exhibition at the Smithsonian as part of the #BecauseOfHerStory initiative on American women’s history.Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Promotional Materials
Handbill (5.5 x 8.5)
Max Number of Attendees
100
Additional Images
many cool images on transfer
Age Groups
Adult
Notes
Kate Clarke Lemay is a historian at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery where she directs its scholarly center, PORTAL. She earned a dual PhD in art history and American studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her book, "Triumph of the Dead: American WWII Cemeteries, Monuments and Diplomacy in France" received the 2018 Terra Foundation in American Art Publication Award. Its research was supported by an IIE Fulbright Award to France, a Smithsonian American Art Predoctoral Grant, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s scholarly center. Dr. Lemay recently edited the special issue of the International Journal of Military History and Historiography on the topic of war cemeteries, and she has published essays with The Journal of War and Culture Studies, the University of North Texas Press and the Marine Corps History Division. She is the curator of “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” and the editor and coauthor of its scholarly catalog. Along with Dorothy Moss, Dr. Lemay is the co-coordinating curator of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.
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P - Ready for M to Edit
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Adults