Elizabeth Wolfson recounts the early controversy surrounding Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the delicate balance that must be achieved when memorializing war's heroes and victims.
A look at this week's art news, including Maya Lin's latest architectural feat in Cambridge, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi.
On October 14 architect Maya Lin unveiled her plans for the new William Allan Neilson Library at Smith College, Northampton, MA. The drawings and model for the extensive renovation of the library, which will include upgrades and alterations...Show More Summary
Last night I watched Leo DiCaprio's doc on climate change. Before the Flood. As someone whose expertise falls far from this arena, I had only my native intelligence to go by. I was impressed because I have been in a few situations with...Show More Summary
Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Elen DeGeneres, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Maya Lin, Lorne Michaels, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Bill Gates and Cicely Tyson are among this years awardees of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. They are Obama’s last batch of honorees; he’s given more awards than any previous president. The medal ceremony, a good […]
Other honorees include Bruce Springsteen and Bill and Melinda Gates Architect Frank Gehry and artist and designer Maya Lin are among the 21 recipients President Obama has named for Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced today. Show More Summary
“Thanks to her culturally supportive upbringing, youthful acclaim, and preternatural self-confidence in following multidisciplinary pursuits without a careerist agenda, Lin has freed herself from the entrapments of the infernal fame machine.”
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced that it has acquired three artworks from its popular exhibition ?WONDER???1.8 Renwick? (2015) by Janet Echelman, ?Folding the Chesapeake? (2015) by Maya Lin and ?Volume (Renwick)? (2015) by Leo Villareal. Show More Summary
Kiki Smith, Fred Wilson, and Maya Lin explore the material-as-medium in 'GLASS,' a new exhibition at Pace Gallery.
Like all good things, WONDER, the most talked-about, Instagrammed, and wondrous exhibition is nearing the end of its record-breaking run. Sunday, May 8, is your last chance to see four installations on the second floor—Maya Lin's Folding the Chesapeake, Jennifer Angus' In the Midnight Garden, John Grade's Middle Fork, and Chakaia Booker's Anonymous Donor.
In honor of Earth Day, 3.1 Phillip Lim has released a collection of T-shirts with artist and environmentalist Maya Lin. The shirts, which are made of organic cotton and unisex, feature unique, life-sized footprints of species that are facing immediate extinction. Lin is probably best known for designing the Vietnam ... More »
Maya Lin, whose Folding the Chesapeake, is one of nine room-filling installations in the exhibition WONDER, spoke the other evening in the Renwick's Grand Salon about the three streams of her creative life: art, architecture, and memorials.
Jack Shainman Gallery is presenting Of a Different Nature, featuring works by El Anatsui, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Maya Lin. The exhibition juxtaposes these three masters who all engage the environment and share roots in a rigid formality that breaks apart into unexpected and often lyrical beauty. Show More Summary
Folding the Chesapeake by Maya Lin. Photo by Ron Blunt. Nicholas Bell, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge at the Renwick Gallery, spoke the other day about the exhibition WONDER, what led to its creation, the commonalities and differences among...
For her contribution to Wonder, the inaugural exhibition of the Smithsonian’s newly renovated Renwick Gallery, Maya Lin has created a likeness of the Chesapeake Bay based on NASA satellite imagery …
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At 3 p.m. on Sept. 14, Phillip Lim will host his 10th anniversary show, and to make it extra special, the artist Maya Lin — who rose to fame at age 21 when she was chosen to design the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, D.C. — will be creating an installation for the... Continue reading
Some flowers are beautiful; some are deadly. Some are both. So this is the place where Bill Nye hangs up his bow ties. Dogs: man's best friend? Well, Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffee, John Cage, Maya Lin, and dozens of other artists...Show More Summary
Photo via Friends of Smith College Libraries/Facebook Maya Lin, the American artist and designer who shot to fame with her Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., has been tapped to lead the redesign of the Neilson Library at Smith College...
The assignment would be Ms. Lin’s first work on a college library, though she also designed the Langston Hughes Library in Tennessee.