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From the Smithsonian Museums

New Drawings Show the National Native American Veterans Memorial Taking Its Place on the National Mall

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has unanimously accepted the most recent phase of design work for the National Native American Veterans Memorial. The commission praised the concept as “beautiful in its physical design and symbolism,” singling out the memorial’s layered meanings and the contemplative character of its setting within the museum's native landscape.