Richard Nixon Presidential Library
On June 23, 1972, President Nixon signed the historic Title IX Education Amendment into law. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.To honor this historic legislation the Richard Nixon Foundation recruited Maple & Associates, LLC to design and produce a permanent exhibition honoring the administration’s push for the equal rights of women.
The exhibition's main challenge was that of location—a busy main hallway corridor. The hall is lined on one side with windows to the bright light of a reflecting pool. At times the entire area may be repurposed and themed for special events.
Design needed visible, but not too visible—engaging, yet still accessible for visitors passing through to the varied opportunities at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. Large photo cutouts created dramatic dimensional graphics on either side of the exhibit to emphasize content titles. Graphic reader rails were utilized to provide a tertiary level of content and reduce the visual noise, therefore allowing negative space to emphasize the main content. Hanging graphic panels provided secondary information that allowed for quick content updates and unobstructed maintenance. Surmounting unprecedented COVID-19 challenges, the Title IX opened as originally scheduled.