Oct
1
Thu
Immerse and Engage with Impressionism at BAM @ Boise Art Museum
Oct 1 all-day

From November 2019 to November 2020, Boise Art Museum (BAM) will present “Women in Impressionism: Masterworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” (SAAM), featuring three Impressionist masterworks from SAAM’s collection: Mary Cassatt’s “Spanish Dancer Wearing a Lace Mantilla” (1873), Frederick Carl Frieseke’s “Nude Seated at Her Dressing Table” (1909), and Childe Hassam’s “Tanagra (The Builders, New York)” (1918).  Each of these portraits provides a distinctive view of women at the turn of the 20th century, filtered through the lens of the artist’s experience. Cassatt’s travels in Spain, Frieseke’s residence at the Giverny art colony, and Hassam’s urban lifestyle in New York City, are expressed through their individual choices of palette, pose, and setting. This exhibition will provide a view of the American Impressionist movement, and afford visitors the unique opportunity to experience artworks by three of the United States’ preeminent artists.

Timeline:

November 9, 2019 – exhibition opens
December 2019 – education programs commence
December 2019 – May 2020 – Free School Tour Program for high school students
January 2020 – winter “salon conversation” event
April 2020 – spring “salon conversation” event
September – November 2020 – Free School Tour Program for high school students continues
November 8, 2020 – exhibition closes

Nov
1
Sun
Immerse and Engage with Impressionism at BAM @ Boise Art Museum
Nov 1 all-day

From November 2019 to November 2020, Boise Art Museum (BAM) will present “Women in Impressionism: Masterworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” (SAAM), featuring three Impressionist masterworks from SAAM’s collection: Mary Cassatt’s “Spanish Dancer Wearing a Lace Mantilla” (1873), Frederick Carl Frieseke’s “Nude Seated at Her Dressing Table” (1909), and Childe Hassam’s “Tanagra (The Builders, New York)” (1918).  Each of these portraits provides a distinctive view of women at the turn of the 20th century, filtered through the lens of the artist’s experience. Cassatt’s travels in Spain, Frieseke’s residence at the Giverny art colony, and Hassam’s urban lifestyle in New York City, are expressed through their individual choices of palette, pose, and setting. This exhibition will provide a view of the American Impressionist movement, and afford visitors the unique opportunity to experience artworks by three of the United States’ preeminent artists.

Timeline:

November 9, 2019 – exhibition opens
December 2019 – education programs commence
December 2019 – May 2020 – Free School Tour Program for high school students
January 2020 – winter “salon conversation” event
April 2020 – spring “salon conversation” event
September – November 2020 – Free School Tour Program for high school students continues
November 8, 2020 – exhibition closes

Seeking Suffrage: Commemorating Passage of the 19th Amendment @ Dee details below
Nov 1 all-day

The Latah County Historical Society, the Moscow League of Women Voters, the University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Idaho Honors Program, and the University of Idaho Women’s Center have partnered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a series of public programs.

The “Seeking Suffrage” event series will take place from September 2019 through August 2020 and consist of four public presentations, an exhibit, and a community celebration.The four public presentations are: Stanford scholar Karen Offen discussing women’s enfranchisement from a comparative perspective, with emphasis on various countries and how women gained the vote; Rebecca Mead, author of HOW THE VOTE WAS WON, WOMEN SUFFRAGE IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES, 1868-1914 (2004), will discuss the women’s suffrage movement in the West and its impact on the national movement; University of Idaho scholars Rebecca Scofield and Katherine Aiken will examine the Idaho women’s suffrage campaign of 1896; and a panel of elected women, chaired by Idaho State Representative Caroline Nilsson Troy, will complete the program. Offen, Mead, Scofield, and Aiken are historians and will emphasize the methodology of that humanities discipline.

In July 2019, the 9th Circuit Court’s journal, Western Legal History, was devoted to women’s suffrage in the West. In conjunction with that publication and its annual conference, the 9th Circuit created an exhibit highlighting the women’s suffrage campaign in the West. The Court has agreed to loan the exhibit to this project and it will be in Moscow to coincide with the Rebecca Mead presentation.

The August event will be celebratory and will be held in conjunction with University of Idaho’s convening of the academic year. Ice cream and purple, yellow, and white sashes are part of plans to date.

Finally, the 2020 edition of LCHS’s LATAH LEGACY local history journal will be devoted to the anniversary, with articles about Latah County women of significance.

The purpose of this program series is to highlight this significant event in the history of the United States—an event that has not received the attention it deserves and examines a right that both women and men often take for granted. The program is designed to enlighten audiences regarding the longevity of the women’s suffrage movement; the bravery many of its advocates exhibited; the political nuances often ignored; and the contemporary resonance of many of the issues involved.

Sep. 2019, Dr. Karen Offen Presentation “Seeking Suffrage: Women’s Suffrage in the World” will bridge the time period from the French Revolution to the granting of suffrage in Kuwait, with a nod to the municipal vote being (tentatively) accorded to women in Saudi Arabia.
Jan. 28, 2020, Dr. Rebecca Mead, “Seeking Suffrage: Votes for Women in the West”
Late Feb., early March 2020, Dr. Rebecca Scofield and Dr. Katherine Aiken, “Seeking Suffrage: Idaho’s 1896 Women’s Suffrage Campaign.”
April 2020, “Seeking Suffrage: A Discussion with Women in Politics Today”—local female elected officials, current and former
Aug. 2020, 19th Amendment Celebration
Nov. 2020, publish LATAH LEGACY special edition

Karen Offen—University of Idaho Campus, 875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, Idaho
Rebecca Mead—Kenworthy Theatre 508 S. Main, Moscow, Idaho
Rebecca Scofield and Katherine Aiken—University of Idaho Campus,
Women in Politics Panel—Kenworthy Theatre,
August celebration—Friendship Square, Downtown Moscow