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Maya Lin
Maya Lin
Image courtesy of Walter Smith
2x4 Landscape, 2006
2x4 Landscape, 2006
Image courtesy of Colleen Chartier
Listening Cone, 2009
Listening Cone, 2009
Image courtesy of What is Missing? Foundation
Vietnam Veterans Memorial; Washington, DC, 1982
Vietnam Veterans Memorial; Washington, DC, 1982
Image courtesy of Mark Segal
Maya Lin: Artist's Talk
Maya Lin
2x4 Landscape, 2006
Listening Cone, 2009
Vietnam Veterans Memorial; Washington, DC, 1982

Maya Lin: Artist's Talk

Sun, Apr 7, 2013 2 PM

Join us for a talk by famed artist and architect Maya Lin as we celebrate the restoration of Groundswell, her iconic sculpture at the Wexner Center.

Lin has maintained a careful balance of art and architecture throughout her remarkable career and created a body of work that includes large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architecture, and memorials. Current endeavors include an earthwork in New Zealand, a medical research center in Cambridge, MA, a park in Newport, RI, a multisite artwork intended to raise awareness about the crises of biodiversity and habitat loss, and exhibitions in New York and London in spring 2013. We’re delighted to welcome Lin back for a discussion of her work, past, present, and future.

Lin grew up in Athens, Ohio, where her parents were on the faculty at Ohio University. She graduated from Yale University receiving a BA in 1981 and an MA in 1986, and has maintained a professional studio in New York City since then. She first earned international critical attention for her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, having won the competition for the project while still an undergraduate student. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2009, Maya Lin was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. 

After Lin’s talk, head to Mershon Auditorium Lobby for a dessert reception in her honor. Thanks to Kittie’s Cakes and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams for help with the refreshments.

Reception cosponsored by Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture.