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July 19, 2018 - The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, Inc., held a press conference today, on the 170th anniversary of the opening day of the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention, to announce the sculptor and winning design for The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument Design Competition at The New-York Historical Society.  >> Read the full press release

The Winning Design
Photo credit: Glenn Castellano of the New-York Historical Society

Meet The Sculptor: Meredith Bergmann
 

Examples of her past work:
 
Boston Women's Memorial (Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley and Lucy Stone), Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA; FDR Hope Memorial, Roosevelt Island, NYC; Marian Anderson, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC; Memorial to Countee Cullen, Bronx Council on the Arts, NYC; September 11th Memorial, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC; and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in collections of Justice Ginsburg and Columbia University.

“I’m honored to have been chosen to make this monument to a movement that transformed our democracy so profoundly from within, and without bloodshed, and that began with two women writing together, composing the most powerful arguments they could imagine. It’s a great subject for a sculpture. 

The document the two women are writing spills down from the pedestal as a long scroll of inscribed quotations, in chronological order, from women who worked with them and after them to fight for women’s rights and the vote. The scroll will be functional, legible, and assertive, reaching out to the viewer. It actualizes the metaphor that this is 'what has come down to us.' The forward end of the scroll rests on a ballot box, lifting the text of the 19th amendment towards the public. These accumulated words changed history."

Meredith Bergmann

** Due To Popular Demand **
The Exhibit of the Winning Design for the Stanton and Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument has been extended through Women's Equality Day, August 26th.  (See it now at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, First Floor, New York City)
Select Media Coverage
amNEWYORK By Nicole Brown, July 30, 2018
Central Park’s first monument to real women to honor many who fought for the right to vote

NY Daily News - By Mikey Light & Joe Dziemianowicz, July 19, 2018
Sculptor chosen to design the first statues of real women in Central Park
NY1 - By Van Tieu, July 20, 2018
Statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony coming to Central Park


Fox 5 News - July 19, 2018
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund


Makers - By Paulina Cachero, July 20, 2018
Central Park To Build A Monument to Commemorate Real Women At Last
Photo Credit: Melissa Mars
 
Statue Fund Design Competition Jurors Kinshasha Holman Conwill (Deputy Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture) and Dr. Harriet F. Senie (Director; MA Art History, Art Museum Studies, The City College) introduce Meredith Bergmann at the Press Conference.

"When people ask about this day, tell them 'We Are Rising.'”
Kinshasha Holman Conwill (Deputy Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture)

"Meredith Bergmann has accomplished something that seems to me unique. She has seamlessly expanded the definition of a monument to consist of recognizable portraits; significant and legible texts; and an invitation to viewers to participate in the essence of democracy—the right to vote. This conflation of elements and the expansive narrative it conveys suggests to me at the very least a new model for memorials, and perhaps even a new paradigm.”
Dr. Harriet F. Senie (Director; MA Art History, Art Museum Studies, The City College)

Photo Credit: Melissa Mars
 
The Unveiling:  Our sincere thanks to all our friends and supporters as well as to the overflowing crowd packing the room at the Press Conference. You made this possible! 
Photo Credit: Melissa Mars
Thanks to Parks
Commissioner Mitchell Silver!
Thanks to Manhattan Borough
President Gale Brewer!
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The Statue Fund is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, tax-exempt on both federal and state levels, as well as a registered charity. All contributions are tax deductible. #MonumentalWomen is a campaign of The Statue Fund to raise awareness of the importance of Women's History.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, Inc.
Post Office Box 150-074, Van Brunt Station, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 347.224.8976
www.monumentalwomen.org

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