Reading Group: The Woman Destroyed

Connect the exhibition to the literature.

Following a viewing of the exhibition From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir, participate in a moderated discussion about Simone de Beauvoir’s short story “The Woman Destroyed.” The collection The Woman Destroyed includes three stories of complex women constrained by their circumstances. 


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This installation, an interpretation of Simone de Beauvoir’s Paris studio alcove, invites visitors to reflect on the writer’s impact, not only in her time and not only as a feminist, but in our own time and in the areas of literature, philosophy, and popular culture. 

National Museum of Women in the Arts