The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council and the 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 the area. Breaking the Bronze Ceiling is the significant first step in creating public art that more fully represents the diverse history of the city, beginning with commemorations of visionary and inspiring women. 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. Lexington is about to change that statistic with the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling initiative. The goal is to have a monument in place in a prominent downtown Lexington location in 2020.
- Contact Name: Nathan Zamarron
- Contact Email: [email protected]
- Contact Phone: (859) 255-2951