Mar 26, 2023 - Things to Do

Artwork at Colorado's women's history center commemorates suffrage

It looks delectable, but this cake is a feast for the eyes only.

Driving the news: The towering slice is part of a piece entitled "Western Women Wild With Joy" by artists Emma Hardy, Tina Suszynski, Anna Suszynski and Martha Russo is on display at the Center for Colorado Women's History.

  • Cat Jensen, education coordinator at the museum, said the piece was installed on March 20 and will be on display at the museum for about a year.
  • The entire work, which consists of a larger cake with a missing slice — the one loaned to the museum — was originally displayed at the Arvada Center for the Arts.

Between the lines: The cake celebrates Colorado women's role in the suffrage movement.

  • Its title comes from a news headline by Carolyn Nichols Churchill, a suffragist and editor of The Queen Bee, after Colorado residents passed a law allowing women to vote in 1893.

Zoom in: The artwork is made of women's clothing preserved in porcelain slip, and is topped with pussyhats made popular during women's rights marches in 2017.

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