They Woke the World
|They Woke the World|
|Riverside Art Museum|
|8/26/2012 1:00 PM|
|8/26/2012 4:00 PM|
Type of Event
|Ai Kelley, www.riversideartmuseum.org/twtw, email@example.com, 951.684.7111|
Riverside CA – The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) announces a groundbreaking event as a part of the exhibition You Are Breathing In It! Alternative Art Practices, curated by Karla Diaz. The exhibition runs from July 14 to September 22, 2012, and the They Woke The World event is on Sunday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the historic effort to secure the right to vote and participate in governance, regardless of gender, known as the suffragist movement.
They Woke The World, conceived by Ari Kletzky, is a living, grassroots monument to the suffragist movement, which established women’s right to vote. This experiential monument takes a variety of forms: a sing-along and digital quilt, website, events, and education programs. In this new vision of monument, the work of remembering happens through engaging activities and educational content aimed at individual and societal well-being, rather than in a material object. Monument in this form is contextual, evolving, multi-generational, and participatory, inspiring a range of interrelated emotions, thoughts, and activity. This dynamic process of memorialization moves us to more deeply understand, remember, and engage with the history of the suffragists.
The inaugural event at RAM is centered on a sing-along of a historic Suffragist-era song, which has never been recorded. Suffragists wrote the song while in prison. It tells the story of their experience and marks this historic turning point in the nearly century-long struggle to secure women's right to vote, which directly led to the 19th amendment guaranteeing that right.
The They Woke The World event will be held at the Riverside Art Museum on Sunday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m., the 92nd anniversary of the 19th Amendment going into law. A $3 donation will be collected from participants in lieu of museum admission. Other activities include a panel discussion and a tour of the building designed by suffragist-era pioneer Julia Morgan. Morgan was the first woman to graduate from UC Berkeley with a degree in civil engineering in 1894 and the first woman to be accepted to the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts in France in 1902. The building tour is part of a companion event at A + D (Architecture and Design Museum) in Los Angeles, which will honor women within the world of architecture, on Saturday, August 18th, the anniversary of the day that the 19th Amendment was ratified.
Ai Kelley, www.riversideartmuseum.org/twtw, firstname.lastname@example.org, 951.684.7111