Event details

  • Monday | August 21, 2023
  • 10:30 am

Monday, August 21 10:30 a.m./


Public Sculpture adds beauty to our city, it inspires and entertains, but there is also a very important responsibility for cities to commission memorials and works that honor

the heroes and heroines of our times. New York City has a large number of memorials, not only relating to various wars throughout time, but also unique tragedies like the Great Irish Hunger, the General Slocum Disaster, the Sinking of the Titanic, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the AIDS crisis, 9/11…, some small, some still in the making, from traditional columns or temples to contemporary immersive, with a growing understanding of what it means to mourn and the need for hope. Sylvia Laudien-Meo is an art historian who has been working as an art professional in various capacities for the past 3 decades, teaching at NYC art museums (MoMA, Guggenheim and the Jewish Museum), guiding art and architecture tours for the Municipal Art Society, UFT and Brandeis as well as private clients, teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University and now mostly offering virtual tours and lectures. Topics include current museum and gallery exhibitions, fine art in general, public art, photography, NYC neighborhoods and more.

Sylvia was born and raised in Germany and came to the US as a graduate student on a DAAD scholarship for Columbia Univ.; after working and raising her family in NYC, she just recently relocated to St Pete, FL.

ADULT EDUCATION: CLICK TO JOIN! Mondays | 10:30 am Meeting ID: 890 9083 9426

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