GRANT 243:

Stanton-Anthony Statue Fund

05/08/2017

Changing NYC’s Central Park’s 163-year history. How? By adding a statue that honors (real) women.  

A whimsical monument of Mother Goose? Check. A bronzed Alice in Wonderland? Check. But where are all of the statues of notable, real ladies in New York City’s famous Central Park?  Well, they aren’t there (zero statues, really and truly), despite there presently being 23 statues of and honoring real men.

Enter The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund. Our latest grantee will change the park’s 163-year history by creating the first sculpture honoring real women! What better women’s rights pioneers than Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, two leading ladies in the women’s suffrage movement. The plan is to unveil the statue by August 2020, the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote by the passage of the 19th Amendment, and we can’t wait!

This grant will go towards helping the team lead a competition to select a sculptor for the project. We just love helping to make history with history (so meta and awesome)!