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Exhibit | Patriarchal Rule and The Struggle for Change by Katherine Pfeffer Pross


Monday March 2, 2020: 9:00am to Saturday April 11, 2020: 9:00pm


Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit


These portraits by artist Katherine Pfeffer Pross chronicle women rebels, activists, feminists, and crusaders for liberty, human rights, and women’s rights in their struggle for change. In this collection, large scale oil paintings and fiber works explore the emotional toll social injustices play on family, the legacy of patriarchal rule, and the realities of where progress stands today. Throughout the exhibit, “word paintings” or collages weave the words of these powerful women—engaging the viewer and inspiring reflection. 

This exhibit also includes a sculpture: "The History of Women's Rights in a Dollhouse." Each of the four sides of the dollhouse represents a different era, with quotes, photos, and symbols in each room telling an integral story to the history of women's rights. 

"It was we, the people, not we the white male citizens, nor yet we, the male citizens, but we, the whole people, who formed the union." Susan B. Anthony

An artist talk will be held in conjunction with this exhibit on March 2, 2020. 

The Triumvirate









Alice Paul, Devoted to the Cause