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Doris C. Freedman Plaza Plaque

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  • Location: Scholars Gate
  • Description: Plaque
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: 1'4" x 1'9"
  • Cast: ca. 1981
  • Dedicated: ca. 1981
  • Fabricator: Precision Engraving
  • Donor: Susan Freedman
  • Inscription: DORIS C. FREEDMAN PLAZA / THIS PLAZA IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY AND VISION OF / DORIS CHANIN FREEDMAN (1928-1981). AS DIRECTOR OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS / FOR NEW YORK CITY, PRESIDENT OF CITY WALLS, THE MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY / AND THE PUBLIC ART FUND, SHE WAS A CHAMPION FOR THE ARTS, FOR ARTISTS, / AND FOR THE RIGHT OF THE PUBLIC TO ENJOY ART IN THEIR DAILY LIVES. / THANKS TO DORIS FREEDMAN, ARTISTS WERE ALLOWED TO RESIDE LEGALLY IN / THEIR SOHO STUDIOS. THROUGH HER EFFORTS, NEW YORK CITY / INTRODUCED / PERCENT FOR ART LEGISLATION REQUIRING CIVIC CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS / TO SPEND A PORTION OF THEIR BUDGETS ON ART. AS A PIONEER IN THE / FIELD OF PUBLIC ART, DORIS FREEDMAN LABORED TIRELESSLY TO ENLIVEN / AND HUMANIZE THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT. / THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK ARE THE BENEFICIARIES OF HER VISION.

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