Date: 02/01/2019 - 02/03/2019
Time: All Day
Location: Madison Square Park (Madison Square Park, Manhattan)Price: Free
Full Steam Ahead artist Arlene Shechet will collaborate with master ice carver Shintaro Okamoto to bring two historical figures to Madison Square Park in the form of two large-scale ice sculptures, to be realized on site in the Park on Friday, February 1 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM by Okamoto Studios. One sculpture, a likeness of the early twentieth-century artist’s model Audrey Munson, a figure who was renowned in her day, but whose significance has been largely overlooked. Munson (1891-1996) was distinguished in the early 1900s for her role as muse and inspiration to artists including Alexander Stirling Calder, Daniel Chester French and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Her likeness appears across New York City: she is Alma Mater on the steps of Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library; Miss Manhattan, once the gateway sculpture to the Manhattan Bridge and now in the Brooklyn Museum collection; and she adorns the Pulitzer Fountain in Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.
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