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An Evening with Maya Lin: At the Intersection of Art and Architecture

April 7, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The program

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 this presentation, she discusses her work and how her pursuit of both art and architecture has impacted her design process.

The speaker

Artist and designer Maya Lin interprets the natural world through the lens of history, politics, and culture. Her unique installations, architecture, and memorials, such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, become a part of the land and merge physical and psychological environments to create a new way of seeing the world around us. Lin has works in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Smithsonian Institution.

She has honorary doctorates from Yale and Harvard and is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Presidential Design Award for her widely acclaimed memorials. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she has been profiled in TIME, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker. The 1996 documentary about her, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.


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April 7, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Linda Hall Library
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Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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