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Make it Count: Voting as Art 🗳️

In 1967, artist Robert Indiana produced these designs to inform costumes and stage sets for a production of The Mother of Us All, a Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein opera. The production was revived with Indiana’s designs at the Santa Fe Opera to celebrate the United States Bicentennial in 1976. The opera chronicles the life of Susan B. Anthony and portrays the fight for women’s suffrage in the United States. 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Constitutional amendment, which legally secured the right to vote for women.