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Thursday, May 9, 2019

NEW YORK | Where is SHE: Public Art and the Absence of Women

Start Date: 5/9/2019 6:30 PM EDT
End Date: 5/9/2019 8:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: NYU's Einstein Auditorium

34 Stuyvesant Street
Barney Building
New York, NY  United States  10003

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members I $10
Public I $15

Free for NYU students and faculty, please RSVP to programs@arttable.org  with NYU email

Join ArtTable as we bring together changemakers, art historians, administrators and artists to reflect on the absence of women in public art and the creative efforts to change our gendered urban landscapes. We’ll hear directly from Kendal Henry, artist curator and director of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs' Percent for Art Program, Harriet F. Senie, Author and Director of Art Museum Studies, City College, CUNY, as well as artists Judith Shea and Meredith Bergmann. This conversation will be moderated by Catherine Behrend, adjunct professor, FIT Graduate School/NYU.

The omission of women from public history has long been visible and only recently disputed. In 2018 we witnessed our landmarks under scrutiny: New York bid farewell to the statue of racist gynecologist J Marion Sims from Central Park. Groups like,
#MonumentalWomen and She Built NYC push for the addition of female representation in our public space. 

Where men once stood, we now see a push for the commemoration of women in the public sector. In New York alone there are plans to erect tributes to the suffragettes, Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony, as well as, Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to serve in Congress. The future is looking less bronze and male. 


Thank you to Catherine Behrend and Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz for organizing, and Sandra Lang and NYU Steinhardt's Visual Arts Administration MA Program, Department of Art and Art Professions for hosting this program.


Image:A statue of Eleanor Roosevelt sits in Riverside Park. Only five female historical figures are currently depicted in statues in New York City.CreditMark Kauzlarich for The New York Times

ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization.
All programs are non-refundable.

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