Georgia O'Keeffe to design new feminist monument for National Mall
WASHINGTON D.C. -- On Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Leslie Jones announced that the Smithsonian had at last commissioned architects to construct the Women's Memorial, a giant new national monument that will commemorate American women's ongoing struggle for civil rights. After rejecting 2,000 designs by leading, male-dominated architecture firms that were all "oppressively phallic," Jones said the Smithsonian finally selected an ingenious design by the late, great British feminist architect Zaha Hadid that she based on the paintings of Arizona artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
"It's thrilling, impressive, architecturally original... and extremely vaginal," Jones said.
President Hillary Rodham Clinton tweeted that the design "could not be a finer addition to the country's most important public space."
The monument will stand across from the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall.