The restoration (of the White House) may be emblematic of Jackie’s best and greatest legacy, much more lasting than her sense of style, her pillbox hats and her breathy adoration of her beau. Her understanding of culture — and the power of culture — may have left the country something larger. Jack and Jackie both loved reading about great civilizations, she says at one point in the tapes. She believed that the cultural power of civilizations was more important than political power or military power in the lasting influence of those civilizations.
In her 20s, she was once asked what her ideal job might be.
“Art Director of the 20th century,” she said.
She just may have gotten her wish.--from "The Root DC" on September 14, 2011