About the Exhibition: In 1923, a few years after women gained the right to vote, Alice Paul first proposed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to guarantee equal rights for all Americans regardless of sex. In 2020, Virginia became the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA—the culmination of a century-long fight. Artists4ERA is part of ongoing efforts to ensure that the ERA becomes the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Participating artists from across the country have created original works of art to raise awareness about the ERA and to promote gender equality.
This display in the final section of The Story of Virginia exhibition features 28 works from the Artists4ERA collection, including 20 designs by Virginia artists. The vitality and diversity of these images embody an enduring commitment to a Constitution that guarantees equality for all.
Artists4ERA is organized by VoteEquality, a grass roots, non-partisan organization working to guarantee equality for all Americans by enshrining the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.