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Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote

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September 15 – December 1, 2020


Hybrid Event

Stamps Gallery
201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


Open to the public
Free of charge

Orga­nized by Kelly Sal­chow MacArthur and Nancy Sko­los in part­ner­ship with AIGA and the League of Women Voters

2020 marks the cen­ten­nial of the rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the 19th Amend­ment, grant­ing women the right to vote in 1920. It was the first leg­is­la­tion for women’s vot­ing rights. Not until the pas­sage of the Vot­ing Rights Act in 1965 were vot­ing rights of ALL women pro­tected and enforced, and intim­i­da­tion tac­tics pro­gres­sively elim­i­nated. The Get Out the Vote: Empow­er­ing the Women’s Vote poster cam­paign, orga­nized by AIGA in part­ner­ship with the League of Women Vot­ers, com­mem­o­rates this mile­stone. A core group of invited women of design sub­mit­ted the first 65 non-par­ti­san posters, to launch the ini­tia­tive with their vision and voices. Through the posters, these women joined forces to col­lec­tively con­tribute to dia­logue in design and soci­ety. This moment in his­tory is an incred­i­ble oppor­tu­nity to cat­alyze women in design, vot­ing rights, cit­i­zen­ship, com­mu­nity, and diver­sity. The col­lec­tion aspires to not only sup­port present day voter par­tic­i­pa­tion, but to also serve as a back­drop for dis­course and exam­i­na­tion of the his­tory of vot­ing rights and women’s fight for equal­ity. The poster ini­tia­tive con­tin­ues at aiga​.org/vote, where AIGA mem­bers can con­tribute posters to moti­vate the Amer­i­can pub­lic to reg­is­ter and turn out to vote in the 2020 gen­eral elec­tion, as well as local elec­tions to come. Posters are avail­able for free down­load online.

The Get Out the Vote: Empow­er­ing the Women’s Vote exhi­bi­tion at Stamps Gallery includes a selec­tion of the 65 posters cho­sen by a com­mit­tee of Stamps fac­ulty, stu­dents, and staff includ­ing Nicholas Dowg­willo, Eloise Janssen, Keesa V. John­son, Fran­cis Nunoo-Quar­coo, Endi Poskovic, Des­tini Riley, and Stamps Gallery. The exhi­bi­tion includes posters by Audrey Ben­nett, Johanna Björk, Karen Cheng, Emily Com­fort, Jenny El-Shamy, Dinah Fried, Karin Fong, Anne M. Giangiulio, Annabelle Gould, Brock­ett Horne, Meena Khalili, nicole kil­lian + shawné michae­lain hol­loway, Karen Kurycki, Marty Maxwell Lane, Zuzana Licko, Ana Llorente, Beat­riz Lozano, Kelly Sal­chow MacArthur, Rebeca Mendez, Lana Rigsby, Kaleena Sales, Renee Seward, Lau­rel Shoe­maker, Nancy Sklo­los, Han­nah Smotrich, Shanti Spar­row, Jen­nifer Ster­ling, Fearn de Vicq, Cymone Wilder, and Lynne Yun.


Stamps Gallery

201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Holiday Closings: Stamps Gallery will be closed from November 24 - 28, 2021 and December 20, 2021 - January 4, 2022.