“Art/Act: Maya Lin” – An Environmental Exhibit

The David Brower Center 2014 Art/Act Award recipient is Maya Lin. The exhibit is on view from September 19, 2014 - February 4, 2015 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.

CAAM is proud to be a media partner for the David Brower Center’s 2014 Art/Act Award & Exhibition, honoring the work of internationally acclaimed sculptor, architectural designer, and ardent environmentalist Maya Lin. Lin is best known for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Her most recent work focuses on threatened ecosystems.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Lin was inspired to highlight the fragility of bodies of water around the world, creating abstract wall sculptures to represent entities like the San Francisco Bay and Tuolumne River, both of which will be featured at the Center. Art/Act: Maya Lin will also highlight the What is Missing? project, dedicated to documenting vanishing species and environments around the world through an interactive website.”

Portrait of Maya Lin. Photo by Walter Smith.


View the exhibit at the David Brower Center (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704) from September 19, 2014 – February 4, 2015. The exhibit launches on Friday, September 19 from 7 pm – 9 pm with a free public reception. RSVP for the reception on Eventbrite.

CAAM funded Freida Lee Mock’s documentary about Maya Lin, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994), which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film is available for purchase or rental through our Educational Distribution Department. Learn more here.





Main image: Maya Lin, Pin River – Tuolumne, steel pins, 5’8″ x 19’9.5″, 2008.