The Public Art Fund has a lot going on this year, on the heals of the opening of Siah Armajani in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Coinciding with Met Breuer’s Siah Armajani: Follow This Line, it will unveil Mark Manders: Tilted Head at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, on the southern end of Central Park at Fifth Avenue.
New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests that dates to the American Revolution. Since then, people have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Today, parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts.
Hidden deep within Central Park in a secluded place stands a perfectly situated tree, dressed up for the Holiday’s every year ~ the ornaments all dedicated to beloved pets who have passed on, but as we see each year, are never forgotten. Walk with us as we hit the less-traveled paths in search of the Memorial Pet Tree in Central Park from years past.
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund Inc. (The Statue Fund) is commissioning and endowing a monument in Central Park honoring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, pioneers in the battle for Woman Suffrage and the movement for women’s rights, scheduled for installation in 2020.
The Statue Fund announced that, after a March 18th Public Hearing, the New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously for conceptual approval of our Stanton and Anthony Statue on The Mall in Central Park. Needless to say, we are very happy and certainly appreciate all the hard work of our Board Members and supporters who made this wonderful day possible. We will keep you posted as events unfold.
And the winner is ~ Announced July 19, 2018 the winner is the artist Meredith Bergmann, with her sculpture of suffragettes Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The sculpture will go up in 2020 on the Literary Walk on the Central Park Mall.
While we wait, the exhibit of the winning design for the Stanton and Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument will be on view through August 26th ~ Women’s Equality Day ~ at the New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West on the first floor.
The exhibit, Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials inNYCParks features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City Parks with 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, original renderings and objects.
The Conservatory Garden, a six-acre site in Central Park, is beautiful at any time of year. But in the month of May it comes to life with Cherry Blossoms and tulips. Below are some photos showing some of the enormous volunteer effort it takes to create this garden.