A Yellow Rose Project

A Yellow Rose Project Logo, plum colored text in a gold box

The TWU Denton community is invited to view a special exhibition on campus in November: A Yellow Rose Project.

Organized by TWU Assistant Professor of Photography Meg Griffiths, this exhibit is located in buildings across campus to ensure social distancing requirements.

A Yellow Rose Project is a photographic collaboration of responses, reflections and reactions to the 19th Amendment from more than 100 women across the United States. TWU's exhibit features 20 curated images from this project. Near each photograph is a QR code that you can scan to get information on the artist and the image.

Griffiths brings this exhibit to TWU to commemorate the centennial of women's right to vote and encourage our community to exercise these rights.

You are encouraged to use these hashtags when posting about the exhibit on social media:


Campus locations

The Forgotten Suffragette art piece hanging on a pillar in the TWU library features a black oval in a red rectangle.
"Forgotten Suffragette #2: Mabel Lee" is just one of the pieces hanging in TWU's Blagg-Huey Library.

Blagg-Huey Library - 1st Floor

Artist: Cindy Hwang
Title: Forgotten Suffragette #2: Mabel Lee (New York Tribune, April 13, 1910)

Artist: Letitia Huckaby
Title: Sugar and Spice

Fine Arts Building

1st Floor Lobby:

Artist: Tracy L Chandler
Title: Elize and Lenee

Artist: Katie Benjamin
Title: Study 01

Artist: Sheri Lynn Behr
Title: Alexandria and Shirley

Artist: Kalee Appleton
Title: Untitled

2nd Floor Landing:

Artist: Meg Griffiths
Title: Ethel Byrne, 185 Hours, 1917

Artist: Deedra Baker
Title: Vitality

3rd Floor Landing:

Artist: Ashley Kauschinger
Title: After the Vote (US Suffragettes 1920)

Two pieces of art from A Yellow Rose Project exhibition hang on the walls of ACT's 1st floor on the TWU Denton campus.
Selected pieces from A Yellow Rose Project hang on walls across the TWU Denton campus, including the 1st floor of ACT.

ACT - 1st Floor

Artist: Claudia Ruiz Gustafson
Title: Forward

Artist: Jeanine Michna-Bales
Title: Women Hold Up Half of the Sky

Artist: Elizabeth M. Claffey
Title: Untitled

Scientific Research Commons - 1st Floor Lobby

Artist: Larissa Ramey
Title: Dirty Hands

Artist: Katelyn Kopenhaver
Title: Epstein is the worst kind of virus, Covered in filth on 4th of July, 2020

Artist: Carla Jay Harris
Title: Untitled

Artist: Diane Meyer
Title: Maxine

Old Main Building - 2nd floor, Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership Lobby

Artist: Marina Font
Title: Untitled

Artist: Susan kae Grant
Title: Katherine A. Morton

Student Union at Hubbard Hall - 1st Floor, Across from Computer Stations

Artist: Keliy Anderson-Staley
Title: Chequerra

Artist: K.K. DePaul
Title: Silent No More

About A Yellow Rose Project

One year ago, women artists across the country were invited to make photographic work in response, reflection or reaction to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The large-scale collaboration resulted in A Yellow Rose Project.

Meg Griffiths said the seeds of the project were inspired by her arrival at the university. She added that the collaboration involving 105 women from 29 states has been in the works for more than a year.

Six of the women involved in the project, including Griffiths, have a TWU connection:

  • Elizabeth Claffey, a TWU alumna, is assistant professor of photography at Indiana University
  • Susan kae Grant is a TWU professor emerita of visual arts
  • Kalee Appleton, a TWU alumna, is an assistant professor of art at Texas Christian University.
  • Deedra Baker, a TWU alumna, is a lecturer at TCU and executive director of the Art Room in Fort Worth
  • Ashley Kauschinger, a TWU alumna, is editor in chief of Light Leaked and founder of Lensclass

Griffiths said the women’s mission in researching the complication of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment was to gain a deeper understanding of American history and culture, to build a bridge from the past to the present and future.

She noted that, though the movement granted rights to some women, it was not until much later that all American women, regardless of race, were given the same privilege. “In light of these facts, we asked women to look back upon this part of our history from various perspectives, inviting both a critical eye as well as one that sees how far we have come,” she said.

Page last updated 4:01 PM, March 5, 2024