September 7th 2020 – December 20th 2020
DePaul Art Museum
935 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Ahead of the 2020 election, the front windows of DePaul Art Museum will feature work by artist Kathryn Andrews that highlights the biases in the country’s political system by listing the names of all 87 women who have run for president in the U.S., some dating back to before women had the right to vote.
Women Presidential Candidates are the Focus of the DePaul Art Museum Window Installation
The subtitle of the WOMEN FOR PRESIDENT installation is the names of all 87 women featured: “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.”
Andrews places the long list of historic women’s names in the foreground and contrasts it with the highly recognizable faces of the men who have won the office of the president, ranging from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama.
A spokesperson for DePaul Art Museum says, “The United States has never had a woman president, but the list of trailblazing women who have run for the office is longer than many realize.” Beginning with Victoria Woodhull in 1872, women have graced the nation’s potential presidential stages in primaries and general elections. 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, who worked to protect people from discrimination based on their sex; and Gloria La Riva, the 2020 presidential nominee for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, who in 1992 was the first Latinx woman to run for president.
Additional information is at the DePaul Art Museum website or call 773-325-7506.
Images courtesy of DePaul Art Museum