The Women Who Dared Art Collection

The ‘Women Who Dared’ is the world's largest privately owned art collection exclusively by women artists.  In honor of the nursing profession, and in support of Nurse Heroes, from September 2021 to April 2022 the 'Women Who Dared' collection was exhibited to the public for the first time at our 14,000 square foot pop-up art exhibition at the iconic 'Barney's building' on Madison Avenue, New York.  Art from the collection is also featured across Northwell Health hospital locations.

Celebrities including Katy Perry, Gloria Estefan, Arianna Huffington and many more, have created audio and film narrations that reveal the fascinating stories of artists from the collection.

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Katy Perry

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Gloria Estefan

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Arianna Huffington

Celebrating the Nursing Profession:

The ‘Women who Dared’ collection consists of over 400 works by female artists, from all 7 continents of the world, spanning 2,500 years.

Thirty years ago, two motivated art collectors and philanthropists, Ms. Sandi Nicholson and her husband Mr. Bill Nicholson, discovered that less than 2% of works exhibited by the world’s leading museums and galleries were by women.  This inspired them to assemble the ‘Women Who Dared’ collection as a celebration of the talent, grit and perseverance of women in every field of human endeavor.

About 90% of nurses globally are women.  In honor of the nursing profession, and in support of Nurse Heroes, the 'Women Who Dared' collection is now exhibited to the public for the first time.​​

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From the Women Who Dared collection: 'Florence' 1931

By Lyla Marshall Harcoff (1883 -1956)

How to see the 'Women Who Dared' Collection, Exhibited in Honor of Nurses Everywhere

Visit the 'Nurse Heroes - Women Who Dared Digital Gallery':  Visit our online gallery to see a tribute to our front line professionals - our digital collection combines memorable images of our nurses, select pieces from the 'Women Who Dared' art collection, together with women who have made difference in history.

Watch the Times Square Live Celebrations:  Art contest finalists and winners will see their art work displayed live on the iconic high-definition digital billboards of Times Square, NYC, alongside select pieces from the 'Women Who Dared' art collection.

Visit our Touring Exhibitions Select works of art from the Nurse Heroes art contest and the 'Women Who Dared' collection will tour across the country and internationally, exhibited in collaboration with hospitals, museums and host institutions.


Pictured at left:  Ms. Eileen Charlton of The Carlyle Foundation, Ms. Jacquelline Fuller President of the Google Foundation, Ms. Gail Gallie Co-Founder of Project Everyone, Ms. Claudia Romo Edelman Philanthropist and Founder of 'We are All Human', Ms. Sandi Nicholson Philanthropist and 'Women who Dared' Art Collector, Ms. Rose Beaumont SVP Business Enablement and Communications of MasterCard & Ms. Elaine Brennan. Executive Director Northwell Health.

Pictured at right:  For the 'Women who Dared' - Ms. Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO GLAAD, Ms. Sandi Nicholson Philanthropist and 'Women Who Dared' Art Collector

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