Students stamped T-shirts, jeans, and tote bags with “strong woman” designs at the celebration of the March 16 opening of the Women's Center in the Pagoda Building. The mural on the wall depicts historical figures from feminist movements as well as several contemporary Bryn Mawr students. It was painted by students under the direction of fine arts major Rachel Robbins ’06, who spearheaded the collaborative project to transform the vacant building into a vibrant space. Robbins undertook the project as independent study through Praxis, the College's community-based experiential learning program.
Her fieldwork was supervised by Deborah Masters ’73, a visiting professor of fine arts at Haverford who has extensive experience creating public art, including “Walking New York,” a 350-foot painted relief that lines the halls of the international terminal in JFK Airport.