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Breaking the Bronze Ceiling statue installed downtown

The Breaking the Bronze Ceiling statue arrived in Lexington, KY on Thursday, August 6, and has been installed at the corner of Vine and Mill streets.

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling received a $20,000 Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in June 2020. Chaired by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council Members, Jennifer Mossotti and Kathy Plomin, Breaking the Bronze Ceiling is a collaborative project of the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling Steering Committee, the Lexington-Fayette Urban Co. Government, and Blue Grass Community Foundation.

“We are so pleased to serve in this capacity,” said Blue Grass Community Foundation President/CEO Lisa Adkins. “Creating a more vibrant and engaged city is central to our mission, and that’s what these projects add to our community.”

The statue was created by Arizona artist Barbara Grygutis, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. The statue consists of five 20ft tall metal figures of suffragists, which will light up.

An official unveiling and dedication of the statues will be held on August 18, marking the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.


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