65 members of Santa Barbara AIA, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, attended a Q&A session with Maya Lin in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Lin discussed her architecture training and commissions and her views regarding the differences between architecture and art.
A recipient of the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom, Maya Lin burst into the public eye at age 21 after winning a blind competition with her controversial Vietnam Veterans Memorial, now considered one of the most important public works of our time. She went on to create many remarkable large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works and memorials such as the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama.
110 students and faculty in the UCSB History of Art & Architecture Department attended a Q&A with Maya Lin. Lin discussed her work in the arts including her land sculptures, memorials and her current environmental “guerilla art” What is Missing? (Hosted by Professor Swati Chattopadhyay)