Elinor Carucci's photographs were commissioned by TIME magazine in 2020 after the late Justice's death, with details about each collar provided by the Ginsburg family. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the October 2021 inauguration of Kathryn A. Morris as St. Lawrence University's 19th president, noting the connection between Ginsburg and Morris each being the second woman to hold their respective positions.
"Elinor Carucci's photographs of Ginsburg's collars serve as a reminder of the late Justice's determined spirit, as well as an undeniable record of her absence. Nowhere is this tension felt more keenly than in the image of the bejeweled collar Ginsburg famously wore on the days she passionately argued her dissents. This necklace was her battle armor, meant symbolically to protect her, and by extension, the marginalized groups - women, minorities, immigrants, the queer, and disabled - whose rights she championed for over six decades."
- Rebecca Shaykin, Associate Curator, the Jewish Museum. Excerpt from an essay originally published in March 2021 as part of the Museum's "Objects Tell Stories" series.