• Womens Suffrage Amendment Public Art

Input Sought on 19th Amendment Centennial Public Art

Input Sought on 19th Amendment Centennial Public Art

Cambridge Arts seeks input by August 3 on four public art proposals to commemorate the centennial of U.S. women winning the right to vote.

The City of Cambridge seeks residents' input by August 3 on a permanent public artwork in Cambridge to commemorate the centennial of American women winning the right to vote with the passage of 19th Amendment in 1920 and to recognize the ongoing struggle for voting rights for all.

Since April of 2019, the City of Cambridge's 19th Amendment Centennial Art Selection Committee has been working, with the support of City staff, to commission public artwork that recognizes the representative story of the 19th Amendment and highlights the contributions of underrepresented Cambridge women.

The core Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Committee is expanding to a larger Selection Committee, to include additional community members and perspectives. The Selection Committee will choose the winning proposal, to be constructed on Cambridge Common, in September 2020.

The four proposals are:

  • The Future to be Rewritten - Azra Aksamija
  • After the Roses - Harries Heder
  • #invisible - Merge Conceptual Design
  • Journey to Empowerment - Nora Valdez

Message from Cambridge Arts:

During this historic moment in which public art has become a focal point for necessary debate on how we as a country want to be represented in public spaces, we invite you to participate in the process for a new public artwork. Your voice makes a difference. Submit your feedback to the Selection Committee by Aug. 3, 2020.