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Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

October 28, 2016

After a busy couple years of change, the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center will finally be home to artist Maya Lin’s exhibit An Ecological Primer: A landscape in 3 parts. Lin is best known for entering the stage of massive art installations at age 21, when she won the 1981 contest to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Since then, she has designed other memorials, along with many other pieces which have focused on the environment. An Ecological Primer uses landscape as a device to di...

Maya Lin Concludes Convocation Series

Alexandra Post

April 12, 2013

Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Artist and architect Maya Lin came to Oberlin on Tuesday to deliver the final convocation lecture for the semester. While Lin is best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., her talk covered a wide range of work, demonstrating her strong vision and high level of productivity. Lin began by describing herself as a “tripod” because she works in three major areas: art, architecture, and memorials. She structured her lecture around the three categories alongside photographs of her work. The first arm of Lin’s tripod, artwork, can be broken down into three categories: large-scale outdoor sculptures, museum installations and interior exhibition spaces. Her outdoor work plays with the...

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