An Interview with Kathryn Gustafson

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Interview of landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson about landscape design for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In the interview, Gustafson discusses the distinguishing characteristics of the landscape, both from other projects Gustafson has undertaken, and from the other buildings and monuments on the mall and near the museum. She discusses the symbolism and meaning behind design features both globally and culturally, as well as what Gustafson hopes to achieve with the museum landscape as far as messages and use.


  • Gustafson, Kathryn 1951-
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture


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Callaloo Vol 38 Journal

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Landscape gardening
  • Museum buildings
  • Landscape architecture
  • Landscaping industry
  • Regional planning
  • New Museums
  • Museums


  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)

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Number of pages : 13; Page numbers : 777-788

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