Fisher/Wall Art Gallery
The Declaration of Sentiments: 1848 – The Struggle Continues
May 21 through June 26
The Declaration of Sentiments is the foundational document for women’s rights. The document was drafted in Seneca Falls, New York in July 1848 at our nation’s first women’s rights convention. The principal author was Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who modeled it after the United States Declaration of Independence.
Some of the women’s concerns at that time were employment, educational opportunities, voting, property rights, marital laws and customs, and social and religious degradation. Much progress has been made in these areas, yet some women still do not have full equality, empowerment or justice will all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of these United States.
This traveling exhibition, sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) members representing Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri and Wisconsin, celebrates women’s accomplishments and honors their struggles throughout American history. The exhibition was curated by SAQA Regional Co-Representatives Lisa Dodson and Susie Goodman and juried by award-winning quilt artist Cyndi Souder.