The National Museum for Women's Achievement
Grossman, Elaine Vera
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This thesis seeks to represent and celebrate, on the Mall in Washington, D.C., a history of women's achievement. While the mall serves as host to a number of important museums and monuments, there is within this heavily symbolic tapestry little specific recognition of the history of women. Choice and equality for women should be celebrated, reinforced and recorded urbanistically and architecturally on this most symbolically significant piece of Washington D.C.'s historical urban fabric. Of primary importance here is a physical representation of the movement of women from the periphery of political, social and economic activity to the center of it. The study of form and material for this museum will explore ideas about honor, monumentality, equality and innovation in thought.