New York Public Art Focuses on the Women Who Build

Women in the building trades are celebrated as part of Women's History Month.

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March 16, 2017, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Audrey Wachs reports: "In two public plazas this month, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is using art to showcase the women who weld steel, wire trains, and paint bridges, all in honor of Women’s History Month."

The exhibition, titled "Women Can Build," results from a partnership between Jobs to Move America and the New York DOT. "Featuring Deanne Fitzmaurice‘s photography, the series portrays 16 “Modern Rosies,” women who supervise electric work, clean up worksites, and manufacture the rail cars that move the city," writes Wachs.

The article includes more details about the goals of the exhibition. 

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