These murals across NYC embody some of the most iconic women in the world. Not all are created by women, but all are of women who have made contributions to society and paved the way for women today.MoreLess
This new park honors Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, an educator, former representative of the 12th Congressional district in New York, and the first African American woman to run for President. The park is a signature project which calls for 34 new or improved parks, community gardens, playgrounds and recreation centers within a ten-minute walk of every Central Brooklyn resident. Artist Danielle Mastrion had 5 days to finish this tribute mural to Brooklyn’s own Shirley Chisholm.
Artist ELLE (@ellestreetart) joined with @lisaprojectnyc and @intoactionus to paint this moving tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg atop Lhasa Tibetan Restaurant in the East Village.
In Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, Eduardo Kobra created a mural mashup of Frida Kahlo and husband, Diego Rivera, her biggest influence and supporter. Kahlo is known for her autobiographical work that explores her life, Mexican culture, and feminism. Along with Kahlo’s original creations, her own image has been an important force in the art world, where she is probably the most influential female artist of all time.
This is Damien Mitchell's portrait of Anne-Rhea Smith, Vice President of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association. Make your visit to this stunning mural extra fun and delicious by visiting the restaurant it calls home: Zanmi! Zanmi is a Haitian-American Restaurant that's earned over 4-and-a-half stars on Yelp! Anyone for
Tristan Eaton juxtaposed a black and white illustration of Audrey Hepburn with patterns of abstract color to create this visually captivating portrait. Set within a white box, the large area of vibrant colors boldly pop out against the red brick wall. Pedestrians in the area won't be able to pass by without taking a moment to appreciate the lively artwork, on the side of Cafe Roma located at the corner of Mulberry and Broome Streets.
The “Radiant Madonna” is a beautiful work by Owen Dippie combining the classical work of Raphael with the more contemporary work of Keith Haring on a large wall in the Bushwick neighborhood. It was completed in 2015.
“Tolerance,” by Brazilian artist Kobra, features the profiles of Mother Teresa and Gandhi, a tribute to two of the world’s greatest humanitarians. Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize and was sainted by the Catholic Church for helping the poor of Calcutta. This is located in Chelsea, an NYC neighborhood with many contemporary art galleries, and it’s also a short walk to the Chelsea Market.
El Mac’s mural honors Nuyorican author Nicholasa Mohr, whose work tells of growing up in Puerto Rican communities in the Bronx and El Barrio and of the difficulties Puerto Rican women face in the United States. She has written books, screenplays, plays, and scripts for TV, telling the kinds of stories all audiences can relate to.