Utah Women Making History

Thanks to generous support from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, this exhibition of Brooke Smart’s 50 illustrations of Utah women’s advocates, is traveling the state in 2020 as Utahns commemorate the 150th anniversary of Utah women’s first votes in 1870, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 1920, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Utah women were at the forefront of the national suffrage movement in many ways, but the fight for women’s voting rights was just one step toward women’s equality.

Utah Woman Making History features Utah artist Brooke Smart’s illustrations of Utah women (and a few men), who worked to advocate for women and advance their communities. In addition, the exhibition will include portraits of women from SMA's Permanent Collection who were influential in Utah's artistic history. For more information, visit utahwomenshistory.org

Image: Brooke Smart, Emmeline B. Wells, A Thinking Woman, 2018