Annette Kellermann

Annette Marie Sarah Kellermann (1887-1975) was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville star, actress and writer. She was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing-suit, instead of the then-accepted pantaloons. She was also the first major actress to appear nude in a Hollywood production. Annette was ALSO a lifelong vegetarian and a health advocate. This woman right here was BADASS.

 

 

Sarah McRae Morton – The Saw and the Wing

Artist, animal-lover, and Lancaster PA native, Sarah McRae Morton is exhibiting her new paintings in a solo exhibition The Saw and the Wing at the Somerville Manning Gallery.

Sarah’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories learned. The events and people illustrated are not bound by time or fact, but are immersed with ghosts and artifacts from cross sections of history. Sarah’s work is wildly romantic, with an earthly palette and energetic movement.

The Saw and the Wing runs through December 15, 2018. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, November 16 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

For more info visit: SomervilleManning.com

Votes for Women: A Visual History

I hope you voted today and are now kicking back with a beverage of some kind. Votes for Women: A Visual History is an upcoming exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Though it’s not until February 1, 2020 (through June 7, 2020), it will be here before you know it so mark your calendars.

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“The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The long road to women’s suffrage, spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, played out very differently from political movements today. In the absence of televised and digital media, the suffragists spread their message through magazines, political cartoons, posters, plays, parades and even through fashion.

This exhibition will examine the visual culture of the suffrage movement, revealing how the “look” of women’s rights developed, drawing upon such wide ranging allegorical and historical figures such as ancient heralds, Columbia, Joan of Arc and Betsy Ross. Votes for Women: A Visual History will include drawings, illustrations, and posters from museums, historical societies and private collections that visualize the complex political messages conveyed by suffragists. Also included will be historic photographs of marches, rallies and the celebrated procession in Washington DC held in March of 1913. Examples of the costumes, clothing, sashes and other emblems of women’s activism worn by suffragists will enliven the presentation, drawing comparisons between the representations and realities of women’s struggle to win the vote.”

Find out more here