Artist Talk and Opening Reception
F 10 February 2012 | 6:00pm | Carnegie Music Hall
The Robert Lepper Distinguished Lecture in Creative Inquiry is co-presented by the CMU School of Art
and the Carnegie Museum of Art

MAYA LIN’s work embraces architecture, sculpture, nature, and ecology, taking a truly original approach to landscape. Her spare yet powerful works are imaginative re-creations of natural forms transformed into objects of contemplation, providing surprising glimpses into aspects of nature—such as geographic forms, rivers, and inland seas—that remain otherwise unseen. Ranging from full-scale architectural and landscape projects to room-sized installations evoking mountainous topography to delicate wall installations of silver pins tracing the flow of American rivers, Lin’s works evoke her own unique experience of the environment while encouraging visitors to consider the physicality of the world in which we live and our sympathetic existence with nature. Lecture followed by exhibition opening of Lin’s work at the Heinz Architectural Center galleries.