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Up until August 2020, New York City had only five public art works that represent historic women, but there are many sculptures created by female artists.
Join art historian and museum educator Sylvia Laudien-Meo for an exploration of these women sculptors and their work, starting with Emma Stebbins’ Angel of the Waters in Central Park. During the 19th C, upper-class women increasingly began to receive formal artistic training which then allowed them to win public commissions and be recruited for the World’s Fairs. These trailblazing artists succeeded in the world of public art, leading to their prevalence and visibility in modern times and adding important figurative and abstract works to our urban fabric. Some of the artists we’ll address include Anne Huntington, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Marisol, and Louise Nevelson.
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Sylvia Laudien-Meo was born and raised in Germany. After finishing high school, she moved to Paris, France to study the French language and culture, earning a degree in Tourism from the Ecole Superieure de Tourisme. Back in Germany, Sylvia studied at the Joh, Gutenberg University in Mainz: Art History, history and American Studies. During her master’s program, she won a scholarship for Columbia University.
Sylvia now designs and teaches classes at FDU, researches artists and exhibitions and leads tours at New York City museums including MoMA, The Guggenheim, and The Jewish M ...
Sylvia now designs and teaches classes at FDU, researches artists and exhibitions and leads tours at New York City museums including MoMA, The Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum among others, follows the development of neighborhoods like Dumbo, Williamsburg, the Meatpacking District, and the Lower East Side, and the construction of new skyscrapers, waterfronts, and memorials.
Women Sculptors of New York City’s Public Art