They Only Built Five: Gender Representation in NYC Public Art
By: Natasha Strugatz
Advising Faculty: Karen Gonzalez-Rice
An analysis of the female historical public art statues in NYC.
Ever since high school, I have been intrigued by the representation of gender through different subjects throughout my academic experience; I learned about how women were historically depicted or expected to act in society, and I was then exposed to how women were fighting against these stereotypes.
This resulted in wanting to do my project on the lack of gender representation of public art in New York City, where I have lived my whole life and been a large part of my identity. Identifying as a woman, I am able to discuss my experiences in viewing these statues for others to witness and be able to bring this lack of gender representation to others and how we can start to change and address this problem.
Related Fields: Ammerman Center