Art & Architecture
This curated collection highlights the many ways in which LGBT people have helped shape the built environment of New York City, from sculptor Emma Stebbins’s iconic Angel of the Waters statue in Central Park to the architectural designs of Philip Johnson and Paul Rudolph.
Other sites associated with public art and design include the murals of Keith Haring, works by visual artists such as Peter Hujar and David Wojnarowicz on the piers along the Greenwich Village waterfront, and the restoration of many sections of Central Park by landscape architects Philip N. Winslow and Bruce Kelly.
Gay men and lesbians have been particularly influential in the historic preservation movement, though ironically the preservation of LGBT historic sites is still rarely discussed in the profession; if you know of sites associated with significant LGBT preservationists please let us know.
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Featured Historic Sites ( 15 )
Sculptor Richmond Barthé created this 8-foot by 80-foot frieze Exodus and Dance (completed in 1939) for the Harlem River Houses, which was later named Green Pastures: The Walls of Jericho and installed at the... Learn More
Richard Lippold, the preeminent mid-20th-century creator of site-specific indoor sculpture in America, designed three major works for spaces in New York City. Among his finest installations is “Flight,” located in... Learn More
“First Lady of the Theater” Katharine Cornell and her husband, director-producer Guthrie McClintic, lived here from 1922 to 1951. Architect Paul Rudolph began renting here in 1961 and later converted... Learn More