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    Inspired by the centennial of women's suffrage in the United States

    The Rockwell’s 2020 theme, ADVANCING WOMEN, is a call to action. Inspired by the centenary of women’s suffrage in the United States, a movement that first gained momentum here in western New York State, our theme was chosen to shine a light on the progress women have made both within and outside the art world. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, The Rockwell Museum acknowledges that gender equality has not yet been realized in our nation.

    According to the 2010 census, women comprise 50.8% of the U.S. population. In contrast, just 13% of the artists with work on view in major institutions were women, according to a 2019 study. Women artists, queer artists and artists of color often do not receive support in equal measure to that experienced by their white, straight male counterparts from galleries, collectors, scholars or museums. It’s time to change this!

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    In this blog post, Kirsty Buchanan explains the 2020 theme and an exciting acquisition strategy.

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