Women Leading the Way

A Centennial of Women's Suffrage

Women Leading the Way

Women Leading the Way is a national research, art and storytelling project that challenges high school students to explore the fundamental human right to vote by connecting their family history to the Suffrage Movement.

Leading the Way: A Tribute to Women of the 20th Century Exhibit

Leading the Way Exhibit

Leading the Way: A Tribute to Women of the 20th Century is a triptych created by artist Mirelle Miller. According to Miller, “The Story of the World is perceived largely through the triumphs and defeats of men. Leading the Way: A Tribute to Women of the 20th Century seeks to contribute a fresh perspective on our collective History and Humanity. Transcending all barriers–geographic, political, social, cultural, racial, and economic–this project was conceived as a homage to women and to bring greater awareness of their fundamental contributions to human development worldwide. The main objective was to compose a group portrait of historical significance. The women who are depicted in the painting come from all around the globe and from different fields of pursuit and professions. There they reside side-by-side with their peers to produce a powerful visual record of the extraordinary accomplishments of women during the last hundred years.” 

Miller gifted to the Museum the triptych of oil on linen sketches for the finalized project. The sketches are approximately 5.5’ x 6’ and depict notable women of the 20th century. 

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