Latest Springfield Museums artwork highlights diversity in leadership

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A new addition at the Springfield Museums is highlighting the importance of diversity in leadership.

The “Standing on Their Shoulders” digital artwork set was unveiled Sunday, as part of the Museums’ “Voices of Resilience” exhibit.

The artist, Bay Path University student Cora Swan, is the granddaughter of former state representative Benjamin Swan. She described the piece as a way to recognize young female activists who are working to make real change.

“I was encouraged to make an art piece that focused a lot more on young women around my age or younger who started standing up for progressiveness and social change,” Swan told 22News.

Voices of Resilience celebrates the intersecting lives of women in Massachusetts and beyond who have changed the course of history.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Only on | Digital First

More Digital First

State Police Overtime Scandal

More State Police Overtime Investigation

Trending Stories

Donate Today

WWLP Contests & Sweepstakes

Contests & Sweepstakes