The Legacy of Woman Sculptors in Public Art in New York

Monday, January 30, 2023

6:00pm – 7:15pm ET

Free. Zoom Webinar.

Pre-registration is required.

Until August of 2020, New York City had only had five public art works that portray actual (as opposed to fictional) women. At the same time there were scores of such works of men. But there is a huge number of sculptures which were created by female artists, starting with Emma Stebbins’ iconic Angel of the Waters in Central Park. During the 19th century, it was mostly upper class women who received the artistic training and won the public commissions to create such statuary. But in the 20th century these commissions for female sculptors expanded and included both figurative and abstract works. Some of these artists include Anne Huntington, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Marisol and Louise Nevelson. Join Village Preservation and art historian and tour guide Sylvia Laudien-Meo as we discover the role and responsibility of female sculptors in our neighborhoods. This program includes shared images via webinar and facilitated group discussion.

Sylvia Laudien-Meo (she/her) is an art historian who has worked throughout her career in several capacities: adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University; gallery lecturer and educator at MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum and the Jewish Museum; and walking tour guide for the Municipal Art Society and private clients. Born and raised in Germany, she came to NY with a scholarship to Columbia Univ. and fell in love with the city, its rich culture and history, museums, and neighborhoods and people. Sylvia currently works remotely, taking her classes and groups on virtual tours, exploring art-related themes via shared slide presentations. She now lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, but hopes to be able to do in-person art tours in NYC again soon.

Date
Monday, January 30, 2023
Time
6:00 pm
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Monday, January 30, 2023

6:00pm – 7:15pm ET

Free. Zoom Webinar.

Pre-registration is required.

Register today for this zoom webinar.