New Mexico History Museum

New Mexico History Museum Unfurls Collaborative Art Flag Celebrating 19th Amendment Centennial

March 09, 2020


(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- As part of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs year-long celebrating of the centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, the New Mexioc History Museum hosts Her Flag, a giant collaborative art flag. A work-in-progress that’s making its way across the nation, growing stripe by stripe and state by state, Her Flag will be in Santa Fe Thursday, April 30.

Her Flag founder, artist Marilyn Artus, sews each state’s stripe, which are designed by a woman artist in each visited state, onto the flag at a live event in each capital city. This is Artus’ “love letter” to all the men and women who worked to pass the 19th amendment and she uses it as a platform to encourage women to exercise their right to vote that so many fought for just 100 years ago.

New Mexico, the 32nd state to ratify the 19th amendment, will be represented by the 32nd stripe sewn onto Her Flag. Artus partnered with New Mexico artist Laurel Garcia Colvin, and will also be joined by Michelle Otero; Poet Laureate of Albuquerque and author of Malinche’s Daughter.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the lobby of the New Mexico History Museum. Space is limited, no food or beverages are permitted.

For additional information on Her Flag:

Another Department of Cultural Affairs division, the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque is hosting El voto femenino: Sufragistas Latinas luchando por el derecho al voto/The Women’s Vote: Latina Suffragists who Fought for the Right to Vote” exhibition through June 30, 2020.

For more information, visit the event page on the NHCC website:


About the New Mexico History Museum:

The New Mexico History Museum is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents. Programs and exhibits are supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and its generous donors.

The campus of the New Mexico History Museum includes the Palace of the Governors, the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library, and Pete V. Domenici Building. The Palace of the Governors is noteworthy as the original seat of New Mexico government, the initial home for the Museum of New Mexico, and for its designation as a National Historic Landmark. The New Mexico History Museum presents exhibitions and public programs that acknowledge and reflect on New Mexico’s diverse heritage. Special features include the Palace Press, Native American Artisans Portal Program, and collections held by the Palace Photo Archive, and Chavez History Library The museum also serves as a center for education and historical research.

113 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe, NM 87501. (505) 476-5200. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April.  Events, news releases and images about activities at the History Museum and other divisions in the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at






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