Client: Tennessee State Museum
Project: Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote
Location: Nashville, TN

About

In August of 1920, the nation’s attention was on Tennessee. The 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote throughout the country, had passed at the federal level a year earlier, and was now making its way through state legislatures for ratification. It needed 36 states to approve it, and was stalled at 35. Tennessee was its best hope for ratification. The final vote for ratification at the State Capitol in Nashville on August 18, 1920 was historic.

Our solutions

  • VERTICAL SCRIMS: (13) size 110 cm wide on top, 40 cm wide on bottom, 365 cm tall, covered with printed Blockout Stretch on both sides
  • HORIZONTAL SCRIMS: (23) size 450 cm x 60 cm, and , covered with printed Blockout Stretch on both sides
  • HORIZONTAL SCRIMS: (4) size 307 cm x 207 cm, and , covered with printed Blockout Stretch on both sides
  • CUSTOM ceiling and floor connectors, to prevent any structure from swaying

Details

Due to our previous work at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA, we were referred to the Tennessee State Museum for a new temporary exhibit. For the exhibit, a variety of horizontal and vertical scrims were printed on Blockout Stretch and framed onto our double sided aluminum extrusion profile, type Double 44, and they were hung from the ceiling throughout the exhibition. All vertical scrims were connected to the concrete floor to prevent them from swaying.

Photo credits: Tennessee State Museum and CEES SMIT

It was great to work with you guys, thanks for all your help!

Starling D. SensingAssistant Director of Exhibitions