There is no doubt that we believe that art inspires at Meet Hospitality.  MEET’s collection of Urban Art (many of the artists starting as street artists) through the Wooster Collective shows our dedication, commitment and true belief that art can create a movement and help harness change.

We are moved by the new display of 50 Street Murals throughout New York City this June to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall called The World Mural Project.  So far, there are over 10 locations just steps from our locations in Soho and the Lower East Side:

We love this collection of Instagram love sharing the art for all to see:

As we take time to go and see each of these amazing pieces this month for NYC Pride Month, we love to think about the art and artists over time that truly did help make a difference.

  • Rosie the Riveter: While originally, she was a character made for an ad campaign trying to recruit women workers during World War II, her image has had major staying power. The campaign certainly worked as women joined the workforce in unprecedented numbers. The image continues to be an inspiration for women’s rights and empowerment.
  • Leonardo DaVinci’s artwork throughout the world is nothing short of amazing. The plethora of his works truly astounds.  One of his most moving pieces is a completely unexpected work called Studies of the Foetus in the Womb, c.1510.  These anatomical sketches were mused from real life dissections which was illegal for anyone that was not a doctor.  His art helped change the way science studies the body but it also challenged moral conventions of the time.
  • Frida Kahlo bared her vulnerabilities through her self portraits and very public love life.
  • The Problem We all Live With, by Norman Rockwell. While Norman Rockwell often depicted a picturesque American Life, he also took aim at some of the hardships of the time.  This is an image that can never be forgotten and a symbol of change that was desperately needed.
  • Yayoi Kusama utilized her psychological afflictions and literally brought them to life.

 

There are hundreds more where these came from. Artists that paved the way for a movement, that shed light on an affliction or that simply gave people a reason to talk about something that is often taboo.  We are grateful and so glad to be able to surround ourselves with art that inspires.

Inspire. Change.

2019 Pride.