Hardship of Hope is a permanent art installation by Lisa Beth Older in the lobby of the old historic American Express building at 65 Broadway in Manhattan (Wall Street district). It’s FREE and open to the public 24/7, bring ID.
“Hardship of Hope represents my life and the life of all others who face challenges which can be overcome. Hope kept me going; hope keeps us all going." The exhibit also represents the hardship experienced by the men and women who live and work in New York City. “It’s a rough, tough environment where you have to grab that cab to get to your next meeting and the subways are stopped or delayed. It’s a struggle and we treasure it. We go through the hardship because we have hope for a better day,” said Older.