The story of women’s suffrage in the United States is one of jagged progress, rivalry among women’s groups and conflict between women and black men, who were also struggling to establish their enfranchisement. But in the end, women got the vote when the 19th Amendment was passed Aug. 18, 1920.
James Abram Garfield never intended to become the 20th President of the United States and, after his inauguration, he had little opportunity to show his brand of leadership. But his life and death offer the story of a man who both shaped his era while falling victim to its limitations.
Eileen Gray, a pioneer of the Modern movement in architecture and furniture design and an Irishwoman who rose to international fame in the 1920s, is the subject of a career retrospective at Bard Graduate Center Gallery.