Intent/Content: Celebrating Women Artists

The ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920 may have guaranteed the right to vote to all women, but as often happens, equity in practice took many more years, especially for women of color. The women’s rights movement began gaining strength in the 1960s, alongside those of civil rights and gay liberation movements. An outgrowth of this was the feminist art movement, through which female artists sought to rewrite a male-dominated art historical narrative by using unorthodox art materials, offering alternative venues for exhibition, questioning political and social stereotypes, and often eschewing conventional ideas of beauty. Each artist in Intent/Content follows in the footsteps of these pioneers, bringing previously unheard voices into the mainstream.

On the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, the Hunter Museum of American Art celebrated the many incredible works in their collection by female artists. Spotlighting pieces that are rarely on view due to their size or complexity, as well as highlighting many new acquisitions, the original exhibition included artworks with a mix of subjects, styles, and media. Susquehanna Art Museum collaborated with Hunter Museum to create a version of this exhibition unique to our space that encompasses the spirit of this collection of historic female artists.

Intent/Content: Celebrating Women Artists is organized by the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Plan Your Visit

Exhibition Details

On View: February 11 – May 21, 2023

Gallery: Beverlee and Bill Lehr Gallery

Lehr Gallery Season Sponsors:

Anne M. & Philip H. Glatfelter III Foundation

The Carole DeSoto Foundation


Elizabeth Catlett

Jan Chenoweth

Lesley Dill

Nancy Graves

Melissa Hefferlin

Clementine Hunter

Loïs Mailou Jones

Hung Liu

Sally Mann

Julie Moos

Deborah Muirhead

Gayil Nalls


Catharine Newell

Sisavanh Phouthavong

Faith Ringgold

Alison Saar

Miriam Schapiro

Beverly Semmes

Lorna Simpson

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Vadis Turner

Kara Walker

Carrie Mae Weems


Member’s Preview Opening

Friday, February 10, 2023
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Event details here

Third in the Burg

Friday, April 21, 2023
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Free Admission

Third in the Burg

Friday, February 17, 2023
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Free Admission


Third in the Burg

Friday, May 19, 2023
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Free Admission

Third in the Burg

Friday, March 17, 2023
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Free Admission

Tour & Discussion ft. Vadis Turner

Thursday, March 23, 2023
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Event details here