Did you know…

Across the country there is a growing movement to recognize noteworthy women and their historical contributions through public monuments. Unfortunately, less than 7% of the 5,193 monuments in the United States presently recognize women. In Lexington, Kentucky there are none. We are about to change that statistic with the “Breaking the Bronze Ceiling” initiative.

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Breaking the Bronze Ceiling Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2019
Project Budget: Up to $500,000

PROJECT SUMMARY
Across the country, there is a growing movement to recognize noteworthy women and their historical contributions through public monuments. Unfortunately, less than 7% of the 5,193 monuments in the United States presently recognize women. In Lexington, Kentucky there are none. We are about to change that statistic with the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling initiative.

Our goal is to have a monument in place in a prominent downtown Lexington location in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, enacting women’s right to vote and the role Lexington / Fayette County women played in that historic event.

The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council and Mayor of Lexington Kentucky have come together with private companies and community members to support the erection of a commemorative piece of public art in honor of the history of women in this area. Breaking the Bronze Ceiling is the significant first step in creating public art that more fully represents the diverse history of our city, beginning with commemorations of visionary and inspiring women.

The commemorations honoring our women’s history will:
1. Commend the history of women in their organizations, activities, accomplishments in the Lexington-Fayette area;
2. Demonstrate support for women’s’ contributions and the continuing empowerment of all women in our community, and;
3. Serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement to all citizens

The public art installation is part of the national celebrations in 2020 of the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, recognizing the right of women to vote.

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling Overview
Breaking the Bronze Ceiling (BTBC) is initiating a Request for Qualification from individual artists, designers or art/design teams for the creation of a three-dimensional permanent outdoor artwork that celebrates the history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in the pursuit of gaining the right to vote for women. Artists are asked to design artistic elements that celebrate women in Lexington’s history and inspire civic engagement in the space.

Click below for more information:

http://www.lexarts.org/participate/public-art/BTBC/

Did you know…

Across the country there is a growing movement to recognize noteworthy women and their historical contributions through public monuments. Unfortunately, less than 7% of the 5,193 monuments in the United States presently recognize women. In Lexington, Kentucky there are none. We are about to change that statistic with the “Breaking the Bronze Ceiling” initiative.

We need your support!

Help us reach our Goal!

Join Us in the Campaign to Build A Monument to Celebrate the History of Women in Lexington and Fayette County, KY.

$500,000

  • 26% 26%

$130,000

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2019
Project Budget: Up to $500,000

PROJECT SUMMARY
Across the country, there is a growing movement to recognize noteworthy women and their historical contributions through public monuments. Unfortunately, less than 7% of the 5,193 monuments in the United States presently recognize women. In Lexington, Kentucky there are none. We are about to change that statistic with the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling initiative.

Our goal is to have a monument in place in a prominent downtown Lexington location in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, enacting women’s right to vote and the role Lexington / Fayette County women played in that historic event.

The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council and Mayor of Lexington Kentucky have come together with private companies and community members to support the erection of a commemorative piece of public art in honor of the history of women in this area. Breaking the Bronze Ceiling is the significant first step in creating public art that more fully represents the diverse history of our city, beginning with commemorations of visionary and inspiring women.

The commemorations honoring our women’s history will:
1. Commend the history of women in their organizations, activities, accomplishments in the Lexington-Fayette area;
2. Demonstrate support for women’s’ contributions and the continuing empowerment of all women in our community, and;
3. Serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement to all citizens

The public art installation is part of the national celebrations in 2020 of the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, recognizing the right of women to vote.

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling Overview
Breaking the Bronze Ceiling (BTBC) is initiating a Request for Qualification from individual artists, designers or art/design teams for the creation of a three-dimensional permanent outdoor artwork that celebrates the history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in the pursuit of gaining the right to vote for women. Artists are asked to design artistic elements that celebrate women in Lexington’s history and inspire civic engagement in the space.

Click below for more information:

http://www.lexarts.org/participate/public-art/BTBC/

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