Year of the Woman Exhibits & Programs


The Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally-recognized collection of 19th century, modern and contemporary art, including the largest collection of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Admission is free.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally-recognized collection of 19th century, modern and contemporary art, including the largest collection of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Admission is free.

The Baltimore Museum of Art celebrates female-identifying artists and leaders with a year of special exhibitions inspired by the Centennial of Woman’s right to vote.  Among the "By Their Creative Force:  American Women Modernists" exhibitions include works by Georgia O’Keefe, Jo Small, and Mickalene Thomas, who is turning the museum into a living room for Baltimore.  Also, shows will include African Women and the Art of Identity, 20th Century studio craft and African Art and Matrilineage. 
Check here for the many programs, conversations and more that Celebrate Women Artists.

"The Vote" and other American Experiences
The Vote

PBS airs the multi-part American Experiences series, The Vote, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Women's gaining the right to vote in the United States.  The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote — a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

This landmark series has prompted the collection of features, interactive, digital and written pieces that delve into particular aspects and characters involved in the movement.  She Resisted: Strategies of Suffrage is one such program.  Black Women’s 200 Year Fight for the Vote is an insightful article that ties the past to the present and how black women sought the right to vote, not simply for themselves, but to bring equality for all.  Ida B Wells : The Advocate  is a digital short about the woman, a prominent journalist, who exposed racial violence in the South. In 1913, she led a trip to Washington, D.C. to march in the national suffrage parade.  Wells fought racism and sexism together.

Year of the Woman Frederick Tour
Taste Frederick Food Tour
Travis S. Pratt

Celebrate the Year of the Woman in Frederick with a tour of prominent sites that wouldn't exist without some extraordinary women! 

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Spectrum of Fashion - Maryland Historical Society Museum
Spectrum of Fashion Exhibition
Maryland Historical Society Museum

Through October 31, 2020

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Maryland Historical Society (MHS) is highlighting the strong female role-models represented in the Spectrum of Fashion exhibition. Check the MHS website for dates and times of tours.

She: An Expression of Womanhood
She: An Expression of Womanhood
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Virtual Exhibition
More than 90 works by 70 artists from Maryland and across the nation are on display.  The exhibit contains compelling stories and images of the joys, sorrows, and complexities of womanhood.  Experience the powerful "She" exhibit at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. Now also available as a VIRTUAL Tour.

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury
Exhibit in the Ward Museum

Through January 22, 2021
The Year of the Woman:  Carving Out Her Niche
This exhibit will feature a look at the often-overlooked impact of women in historical decoy carving, and the work of leading women carvers and sculptors in the international world of wildfowl art today.

Perdue Family Farmhouse Tour, Salisbury
Matthew McKinney

Open for scheduled tours on Thursday afternoons from 1-4 pm for 2020 

The Perdue Family Farmhouse 

Built on the outskirts of Salisbury by Arthur W. Perdue in 1917, founder of Perdue Chicken. In 1920, Arthur left his job with the local Railway Express, and he and his wife, Pearl, began a small poultry business on the farmhouse grounds. Learn about Pearl’s role in the company’s founding and how her and Arthur’s unwavering commitment to quality, their belief in honesty and integrity, and the value of hard work formed the foundation for what would become a major global producer of poultry and agricultural products. The company’s headquarters remains across the street from the iconic farmhouse, which was included in the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties in 2017. The property was also designated a Maryland Century Farm in honor of its 100th anniversary in 2017.  Find it at 31050 Old Ocean City Road in Salisbury.  Admission is free. Call 410-543-3539 to make an appointment. More info...

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family, American Visionary Art Museum
Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
"My Childhood Home" by Esther Krinitz

through March 2024

This very special collection is the most beloved works exhibited in the national museum's 23-year history.  Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, Holocaust survivor, created these exquisite and tender embroideries as a testimonial to the lives of Esther herself and her younger sister who survived the Nazi invasion of Poland by separating from their Jewish family on the road to the extermination camp and posiing as Polish Catholic farm girls.  The artwork is without anger; it is gentle yet it powerfully illustrates the story of survival through a love of nature, family, and peace.