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Maya Lin

Bloomberg

Maya Lin on Art, Architecture, Landscape and Memory

Time is the essential element in Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The scar-like wall in Washington, DC, details the toll of the war by displaying the names of servicemen and women killed during the war chronologically. The names are so numerous that it takes time to find a loved one’s, making the experience of walking along the 246-foot-long granite monument like a ritual.
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NPR

Maya Lin doesn't like the spotlight — but the Smithsonian is shining a light on her

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the dedication at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Washington, D.C., the work that began designer Maya Lin's career. She is also the subject of an exhibition currently underway at the National Portrait Gallery. NPR's Chloe Veltman explores how the show reflects the life of one of the world's greatest living artist-architects.
WASHINGTON, DC
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archpaper.com

Maya Lin commissioned to design sculptural water feature at Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center

Late last week, the Obama Foundation announced the newest feature of the forthcoming Obama Presidential Center at historic Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago: a meditative green space, dubbed the Ann Dunham Water Garden in honor of the 44th President’s late mother. The space will be anchored by a sculptural water feature conceived by celebrated Chinese-American designer and sculptor Maya Lin, who, along with Frank Gehry, were among the 21 recipients awarded with the Presidential Medal of Honor from the two-term former president in 2016.
CHICAGO, IL
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Maya Lin, Star Architect Who Created D.C. Vietnam Memorial, Will Create Public Art for Obama Presidential Center

Click here to read the full article. Maya Lin, whose elegant blend of art, architecture, and landscape has won worldwide acclaim, has been tapped to create an installation for the campus of the Obama Presidential Center. The work will be placed in the Water Garden, named for former president Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham. Titled Seeing Through the Universe, the sculpture will “feature an upright ‘oculus’” piece that mists and a flat “pebble” piece that fills with water and then cascades over,” according to the Center’s website. A project of the Obama Foundation, the Center broke ground in September 2021 and...
WASHINGTON, DC
WAVY News 10

Maya Lin: A Study Of Water

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Water has long been a favorite subject of artists. From sculpture to screen, paint to print, water art is everywhere. Now you can see the latest vision by American designer and sculptor Maya Lin at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. Find out more about Maya Lin: A Study Of Water.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
orartswatch.org

Art on the Road: Following Maya Lin

It was early Saturday morning, heat already rising before 8 o’clock, when I drove through an eerily empty industrial landscape, filled with discarded machinery along railroad lines, dusty and bleak. Then came a long stretch of undeveloped acres of sage grass and sand, endless pylons stretching upward into a pristine sky.
PASCO, WA
easternshorepost.com

Maya Lin at Virginia MOCA: Marbles and Memories

I hadn’t given thought to marbles since my mother handed me a fistful to keep me occupied at the ages of 5 and 6 while she helped my grandmother pack strawberries at the edge of the field between Onley and Melfa. Children of the berry-pickers and I had a field day casting the tiny, shiny orbs into the Eastern Shore’s sandy loam while our parents worked.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Hyperallergic

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Presents Maya Lin: A Study of Water

As water has always been an important subject of Maya Lin’s environmentally focused artistic practice, works on view at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art evoke its many forms and patterns, including rivers and their rise, oceans and their tides, icebergs, and the detriment of their melting poses. Created with artistic intuition and scientific research, the resulting pieces are compelling in their beauty and multivalence. They not only invite discovery, but also encourage contemplation about the many ways in which we need water and manage its powerful bearings on our environment.
VIRGINIA STATE