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RoCo, Anthony House seeking artist for women’s rights project

Rochester Contemporary Art Center and the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House plan to collaborate this year on a site-specific public art project that will celebrate the 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The two nonprofits are seeking proposals for the art installation.

susan-b-anthonyRoCo’s public art program will give one artist in the Greater Rochester area and elsewhere the opportunity to envision, produce and exhibit a sculpture or multimedia work adjacent to RoCo that recognizes the anniversaries. The completed work will be on exhibit free to the community.

The program is part of Votercade 2020, a yearlong celebration of women’s rights anniversaries presented by the Anthony House.

“Through Votercade 2020, the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House reaches beyond Anthony’s home on Madison Street in Rochester, N.Y., to highlight the importance of voting rights and civic discourse and to celebrate the ways Susan B. Anthony’s work is still relevant today,” said Anthony House President and CEO Deborah Hughes in a statement.

RoCo’s public art program is supported by the state Council on the Arts, the Community Foundation, the Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Trust, the Farash Foundation and members. Proposals for the art installation are due by Jan. 31.

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