A bronze statue of the late United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg created by the sculpture artists Gillie and Marc will be unveiled in Brooklyn. the sculpture will be a permanent installation at the City Point development in Brooklyn, and was unveiled on March 12, 2021.
“In her lifetime, Justice Ginsburg championed countless crucial causes. This statue is just a small reminder that we all need to set the highest possible standards for ourselves and society,” Chris Conlon, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Acadia Realty, said in the release. “From the people who work here, to the diverse shoppers and shopping at City Point, everyone feels welcome, equal, and respected. We are honored to have this great statue grace our property, and to bring Justice Ginsburg’s ‘path marking’ spirit back to Brooklyn to inspire us for generations.”
This six-foot bronze is part of Gillie and Marc’s series, Statues for Equality. Ten sculptures of women have already been installed at various locations throughout New York City.
“We had the honor and privilege to create Justice Ginsburg’s likeness in everlasting bronze as a part of Statues for Equality,” the artist duo said. “The final statue, which she endorsed, reflects her wish to be depicted in a dignified manner.” The artists continue, “With the two steps on its large base representing the Supreme Court and the climb she made to get there, the work is designed to provide the public with an opportunity to stand at her side, and gain inspiration from her journey fighting for equal rights.”
Justice Ginsberg was born in Brooklyn in 1933, growing up in Midwood. She passed away in 2020 at the age of 87. She would have been 88 on March 13th.
To ensure safety within our community, Citypoint is taking reservations online to preview the statue of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Downtown Brooklyn. Reserve your time-slot reservation. Please note your reservations entitle up to 6 guests for 20 minutes. Reservations are available up to 60 days in advance. You must show your email confirmation to the security when you arrive. Face coverings and social distancing required.