Arizona Humanities is pleased to announce the five sites selected to host Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a traveling exhibition by the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street Program.
– June 20, 2020 – July 26, 2020
– August 8, 2020 – September 20, 2020
– October 3, 2020 – November 15, 2020
– November 28, 2020 – January 10, 2021
In addition to hosting the exhibition, each community will present complementary programming including exhibitions highlighting local artists.
When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. That great leap sparked questions that continue to impact Americans: who has the right to vote, what are the freedoms and responsibilities of citizens, and whose voices will be heard? Voices and Votes will be a springboard for discussions about those very questions and how they are reflected in local stories.
Designed for small-town museums, libraries and cultural organizations, Voices and Votes: Democracy in America will serve a community meeting place to convene conversations about what it means to be a citizen and examine the context and main controversies behind America’s democratic system. Towns will develop complementary exhibits, host public programs, and facilitate educational initiatives to deepen people’s understanding our nation’s democratic system.
The exhibition will explore historic events and pose questions for today in the following content areas:
When will Voices and Votes be in Arizona?
March 28, 2020 – May 10, 2020
May 23, 2020 – July 5, 2020
August 8, 2020 – September 20, 2020
October 3, 2020 – November 15, 2020
November 28, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Dr. Thomas J. Davis is an historian, lawyer, and professor emeritus at Arizona State University, Tempe, where he taught U.S. constitutional and legal history. He also taught as a visiting professor of law at the ASU College of Law. Davis received his PhD in U.S. history from Columbia University in the City of New York, and his JD cum laude from New York’s University at Buffalo School of Law. Among his more than 50 scholarly articles and books, is Plessy v. Ferguson (2012), a volume in ABC-CLIO’s Landmarks of the American Mosaic series.
For procedural questions about the online application, administrative management, financial matters, and partnerships, please contact Arizona Humanities staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-257-0335.
For questions about interpretive content, history, and local story ideas, please contact Dr. Thomas J. Davis at email@example.com
Water/Ways has been made possible in Arizona by Arizona Humanities
Water/Ways is part of the Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Learn more at www.museumonmainstreet.org. (Note: Link will take you away from the Arizona Humanities website.)