Breaking the Bronze Ceiling Public Input Phase Ends Soon

Rob Bolson


Public nominations for the Lexington Women's 2020 Commemorative Public Art Project Are Due by Tuesday, November 6th.

 LEXINGTON (KY) -- The public is invited to support the establishment of a commemorative piece of public art in honor of the history of women in Lexington and Fayette County by nominating their choice for the sculpture. "Breaking the Bronze Ceiling" welcomes all nominations as the significant first step in creating public art that more fully represents the diverse history of our city, beginning with commemorations of visionary and inspiring women.

 Since Lexington's founding in 1782, Central Kentucky women have advanced the interests of the City of Lexington, as well as the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the nation, and the world. Lexington has long been the birthplace of and the home to many noteworthy women: educators, advocates, entrepreneurs, orators, politicians, philanthropists, writers, artists, scholars, researchers, scientists and health care practitioners. Today, our failure to publicly honor such women obscures our city's and our nation's history and narrows the vision of our youth.

Criteria for nominations

  • Event, person or group must have a significant connection to the Lexington are
  • If an event, it must have happened at least 20 years ago; If a person of significance, that person must no longer be living and must be known for an event, movement or action that took place at least 20 years ago.
  • Groups or categories of women, not bound by time, will be taken into consideration (immigrant workers, domestic workers, etc.)

Nominations may be submitted through November 6th at:


About Breaking the Bronze Ceiling: Breaking the Bronze Ceiling is a campaign to erect a sculpture to celebrate the history of women in Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky. The goal is to have a monument in place in a prominent downtown Lexington location in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

For more information, visit http://www.breakingthebronzeceiling.comand follow on Facebook at and on Twitter at @BronzeCeiling.