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

April 12, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join artist and designer Maya Lin for the 2022 Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professors Lecture. This event is hybrid with both an in-person lecture at Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC-Chapel Hill and a livestreamed option via Zoom.

In-person attendance is free, open to the public and does not require an RSVP.

To attend on Zoom, please register here:…/5016484…/WN_hmPBPXdRTRWrEzHm2b088Q

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. In her visually rich presentations, Lin includes a retrospective of her art and architectural works as well as her groundbreaking memorials as she discusses her work process, the future of the planet, and our relationship with our environment.

In 2009 she was awarded the National Medal of Arts — the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence. Lin was again awarded in 2016 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation’s highest civilian honor. Lin’s memorials address the critical social and historical issues of our time. From the Vietnam Memorial, which she designed as an undergraduate student at Yale, to the Civil Rights Memorial in Alabama and the Women’s Table at Yale, she makes our history part of the landscape.


April 12, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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UNC College of Arts & Sciences
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FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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