Internationally acclaimed artist Maya Lin will have her own exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art at the end of January. Maya Lin: A History of Water,will bring together sculptures, drawings and large scale installations and the piece hopes to reflect a memorial to the diminishing environment. Lin hopes to challenge the viewer to change how they see the world and to reconsider the viewers realtionship with to our planet.
Lin is a very famous artist and architect whose work covers environmental installations, studio artworks, and architecture. Her most popular yet controversial artwork is the minimalist “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial” in Washington D.C. that she created at the age of 21. She has continued her art by designing large the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama and many other public monuments and spaces which are incredibly unique. Maya Lin has been awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama.
To kick off her new exhibit Maya Lin will have a discussion about her artwork and her career January 29th at 7 pm at the Orlando Museum of Art. The event is free but seating is limited.