The artist says her sculpture of a mother figure, located at the southeast entrance of the park, represents “a guide to search and honor our past histories.”
A statue of three pioneers of women’s rights joined the park’s collection, which previously featured only fictional women.
Following criticism over the historical accuracy of previous proposals, the statue was revised again to reflect differences of opinion between abolitionist Sojourner Truth, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
The monument to the Lyons family from the historic 19th-century village of mostly Black residents will be placed nearly 20 blocks uptown from its original location in Central Park.
“If Sojourner Truth is added,” the letter reads, “it could obscure the substantial differences between white and black suffrage activists, and would be misleading.”
Competitors for the University of Pennsylvania’s ICONOCLAST Design Competition were asked to design a post-apocalyptic Central Park after a fictional eco-terrorist attack left “Bill Di Blastoff” looking for a more democratic, ecological, and beautiful plan.
The photographs in the exhibition at the Arsenal Gallery create a sub-narrative to New York during its time of crisis, imparting an uncommon joie de vivre in a story that is commonly defined in terms of disintegration and sadness.
The monument to J. Marion Sims will eventually be installed, along with a display adding historical context, near his grave in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery.
Ice skating in New York reveals the history of social spaces in the city that helped shape the foundations of modern life.
On the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York state, the Parks Department dedicated a site for a forthcoming statue of two of the movement’s leaders: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
I don’t believe in ghosts, but if I did, I would wonder whether the many dead owners of the William C. Whitney Ballroom might be tempted to haunt Liz Glynn’s reincarnation of it.
On Easter Sunday, a tombstone engraved with Donald Trump’s name and the message “Made America Hate Again” mysteriously popped up in the middle of Central Park.