Artist & Designer
Maya Lin is one of the rare few who has forged a path that includes both seminal art and architectural works as well as groundbreaking memorials. In her presentations, Lin discusses the processes behind some of her best-known works, such as the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, the Civil Rights Memorial, and the Women’s Table, and how the pursuit of both art and architecture has impacted her creative process.
“An Evening with Maya Lin, Environmental Artist”
In this new presentation, Lin focuses on the evolution of her work and how nature and the environment has shaped her entire aesthetic. She also will discuss her current exhibit, Ebb and Flow, and her memorial, What is Missing? – a multi-media piece focusing on the sixth mass extinction of species and how by protecting wildlife we can curb climate change.Winner of the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Maya Lin has permanent works in the National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Smithsonian Institution.