Bridging The Gender Gap In Public Art
Less than 8% of all public statues in the US are of women, and it’s a similar story around the world. As part of their commitment to balancing the gender disparities in public art, companies like Hulu and nonprofit Monumental Women have commissioned monuments representing the contributions of historic women like activist and civil human rights leader Coretta Scott King (Atlanta), journalist and conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas (Miami) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (LA) and Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (NYC). Visual artist Saya Woolfalk and estate representatives will discuss their journey from concept to creation, and the challenges they’ve faced to increase female representation in public art.
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