6 New York City Feminist Landmarks To Visit

6 New York City Feminist Landmarks To Visit

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Betty Tompkins, the feminist painter known for her in-you-face Fuck Paintings series from the 1970s, is exhibiting a new body of work. While you’re checking out Tompkins’ show, make a day of it and explore some of the city’s greatest feminist landmarks.

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    The late sculptor Jo Davidson created a model of Stein in Paris in 1923, and the finished piece was cast from that model. The artist was famous for creating busts of figures based on observation rather than asking his subjects to formally pose. 
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    A statue of Tubman stands at the crossroads of St. Nicholas Avenue, West 122nd Street, and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. But there has been a lot of upset regarding the statue’s south-facing position.
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    The Triangle Waist Company was located just east of Washington Square Park.  The tragic incident helped spark the international labor movement to improve worker conditions. The incident is memorialized at 29 Washington Place, which now belongs to NYU.
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    The artwork gets double feminism points since Huntington was one of the few women artists able to make a name for herself at that time. When the artist displayed the work at a Paris exhibit in 1910, the judges were shocked to discover a woman sculpted it.
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    It's dedicated to the 19th-century Progressive Reform leader who created the New York Consumers League in 1890 and was the first woman to serve on the New York State Board of Charities. It’s the first public memorial dedicated to a woman in New York City.
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    It’s the first monument dedicated to a First Lady, sculpted by Penelope Jencks. An inscription on the granite surround details her contributions, as well as a quote from her 1958 speech at the United Nations advocating universal human rights.
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