...the ‘Women Who Dared’ art collection - the largest collection in private hands of work exclusively by women artists...exhibited to the public for the first time...

The ‘Women who Dared’ collection consists of over 330 works by female artists, from 7 continents, spanning 2,500 years, and tells the story of grit and perseverance of women in the arts and celebrates their artistic talents.

 

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 to honor the artistic talents of women and advance diversity in the arts.

...now the 'Women Who Dared' collection will help us honor the bicentennial of the birth of Florence Nightingale, (founder of modern nursing and the first nursing college), and our Nurse Heroes of today...

Today, the legacy of Florence Nightingale continues, with people all over the world opening their doors and windows to show appreciation for our healthcare workers on the front lines.

In honor of the legacy of Florence Nightingale and our Nurse Heroes of today and their families, for the first time we will be able to see and enjoy select pieces from the collection.

Pictured at left:  At Davos House for the 'Women Who Dared' - 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 and Ms. Elaine Brennan. Executive Director Northwell Health.

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

Pictured at left:  At Davos House for the 'Women Who Dared' - Ms. Sandi Nicholson Philanthropist and 'Women who Dared' Art Collector, Ms Elaine Brennan, Executive Director Northwell Health

DAVOS HOUSE

THE 'WOMEN WHO DARED'

Banksy Original:  Thank you to Banksy, the 'Maestro of Mischief', for your contribution of a Banksy original exhibited at Davos House in honor of the 'Women Who Dared'

Honoring the artistic talent of women and advancing diversity in the arts.

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...here's how to see the 'Women Who Dared' collection and help honor our Nurse Heroes...

The Nurse Heroes Art Contest:  Through an exciting art contest, open to all adults and children, everyone will have the opportunity to create art expressing appreciation for our Nurse Heroes.  Art created by participants in the contest will be exhibited alongside select pieces from the 'Women Who Dared' collection, in settings including:

The 'Nurse Heroes Digital Gallery', a tribute to our front line professionals, is an online collection combining memorable images of our nurses, select pieces from the 'Women Who Dared' art collection, together with women who have made difference in history.  Art created by participants in the Nurse Heroes art contest will also become part of the gallery, creating an iconic celebration of our frontline nurses and their families.

Times Square Live Celebration:  Art contest winners will get the news from a celebrity Nurse Hero 'ambassador' during an online broadcast.  As part of the celebration, 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.

Gallery Exhibition NYC:  When conditions permit, we will have the chance to see in-person the art of select finalists, winners and the 'Women Who Dared' collection, as part a gallery exhibition in Times Square, NYC.

Touring Gallery Exhibition:  Art has been shown to help healing, inspire and motivate.  The art work of select Nurse Heroes contest finalists, winners and the 'Women Who Dared' collection will tour across the country and internationally, exhibited in collaboration with hospitals, museums and host institutions honoring the legacy of Florence Nightingale and our Nurse Heroes of today and their families.