Maya Lin – Reconnecting to the Natural World | Trinity Talks: Art as a Medium for Change

New York, NY
Nov. 6
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Maya Lin – Reconnecting to the Natural World | Trinity Talks: Art as a Medium for Change
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Trinity Commons (76 Trinity Pl, New York City)
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Visual art is a doorway to new insights and revelations. It can challenge the expected narrative and transform our way of perceiving and understanding, if even for a moment. Join Trinity as we welcome artists who invite us to see our relationships, culture, and environment in a new way—calling us to respond and take part in creating a more just future. This event is free, with childcare available upon request.

Maya Lin is known for her large-scale environmental artworks, architectural works, and memorial designs. She is an environmental activist who raises awareness about environmental degradation and the biodiversity crisis and creates art that encourages viewers to rethink their immediate surroundings. Lin will join the Rev. Michael Bird for a conversation about our relationship to nature, the current climate crisis, and envisioning new ways to see a different outcome for us and our planet.


About Maya Lin

Maya Lin faces the camera wearing a black boatneck top in front of a white backdrop. Her hair is cut in a bob.
Artist and designer Maya 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. Lin has works in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Smithsonian Institution.

She has honorary doctorates from Yale and Harvard and is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Presidential Design Award for her widely acclaimed memorials. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she has been profiled in TIMEThe New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker. The 1996 documentary about her, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.