FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2012 CONTACT:[email protected](202) 670-1776 National Civic Art Society Statement On the Revised Eisenhower Memorial Design On May 15th, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission unveiled Frank Gehry’s revised Eisenhower Memorial design. Unfortunately, members of the public were not allowed to speak at the meeting, further confirming the undemocratic nature of this memorial design process. Mr. Gehry’s absence was … Read more
On March 20, 2012, the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands of the House Committee on Natural Resources held a historic hearing about Frank Gehry’s proposed design for the Eisenhower Memorial. Howard Segermark, chairman emeritus of the National Civic Art Society, testified against the design and the process that selected it. (See below for … Read more
Politico reported on the opposition to Frank Gehry’s ugly design for the Eisenhower Memorial: Memorial design sparks controversy By: Puja Murgai February 15, 2012 10:49 PM EST How should Dwight D. Eisenhower be remembered? As the Supreme Allied Commander of World War II? As the president of the United States who fostered an era of … Read more
In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pulitzer-Prize winner David Shribman thoughtfully weighs in on the controversy regarding how President Eisenhower ought to be memorialized. His article does an excellent job at placing Eisenhower in historical context. National Perspective: Which Ike to Like? By David Shribman In World War II, he tamed America’s allies and conquered its adversaries. … Read more
Susan Eisenhower has written another important commentary (www.susaneisenhower.com) about the ghastly planned memorial to her grandfather. She responds to various claims made by Dan Feil, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission’s executive architect.