Gardens For Peace

A former English teacher from Berkeley wondered why there was no national monument for peace admidst the country's many national monuments to war. So in 1985 she determined to create a National Peace Garden in Washington D.C. This exhibition explores this idea, the competition for its design, and its fate by asking, "What is a peace Garden? What is its value? Who pays for it?" Original sketches and drawings from the design competition, letters from supporters and detractors, and examples of other peace gardens are included in the material on display provided by the Environmental Design Archives, Visual Resource Center, and Environmental Design Library.



Curated by Gar-Yin Lee, MLA