100 Years | 100 Women Virtual Exhibition

Gallery view

Women Creating Nouns, Not Adjectives: Votes for Women
A virtual exhibition in conjunction with
Park Avenue Armory's 100 Years | 100 Women

NYU commission curated by Deborah Willis
Organized by Lisa Coleman and Ellyn Toscano


Sama Alshaibi
Zalika Azim
, NYU Tisch '14
Zoë Buckman / Michi Jigarjian
Renee Cox
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Rose DeSiano
, NYU Tisch '01
Nekisha Durrett
Adama Delphine Fawundu
Karen Finley
, Arts Professor, NYU Tisch Art & Public Policy
Tsedaye Makonnen
Lorie Novak
, Professor and Assoc. Chair or NYU Tisch Photography & Imaging
Yelaine Rodriguez, NYU Museum Studies '21
Deborah Willis, Chair of NYU Tisch Photography & Imaging

The NYU Tisch Department of Photography and Imaging –– including NYU Tisch Department of Photography & ImagingNYU Office of Global Inclusion and Diversity, and the NYU Institute of African American Affairs and Black Visual Culture –– has launched the virtual exhibition, Women Creating Nouns, Not Adjective: Votes for Women, in conjunction with the project 100 Years | 100 Women.

The project is led by the Park Avenue Armory and National Black Theatre, along with eight other New York City-based cultural partners: Apollo Theater; The Juilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; and Urban Bush Women.

On the centennial of the 19th amendment, 100 Years | 100 Women asked a diverse group of more than 100 artists, activists, scholars, students, and community leaders to creatively respond to this milestone anniversary. Collectively, their work interrogates not only the complex legacy of women’s suffrage through their various lenses and practices, but also reflects this volatile year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, #BlackLivesMatter, and a divisive election season.