Maine Film Center | Railroad Square Cinema presents
Sponsored by the Colby Museum of Art
The film will be introduced by Kris Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement.
Maya Lin: A Strong, Clear Vision is an Academy Award-winning documentary. It tells the story of the designing and creation of the Vietnam War Memorial, focusing on the controversy that arose when it was announced that the winning design was submitted by a young Chinese-American woman, Maya Lin. Since completion, The Vietnam War Memorial has become one of the most famous memorials in the US because of its spiritual and emotional impact.
Twenty-seven years after the film was released, Maya Lin continues her work, creating sculptures, parks, monuments, and architectural projects around the world. The Colby College Museum of Art has multiple works by the artist in its permanent collection and she was the Lunder Institute for American Art’s Senior Fellow during the 2020-2021 academic year. Much of her focus for that year was on what Lin has described as her “last memorial.” That project, What is Missing?, is a multi-sited and multimedia project devoted to the global biodiversity crisis related to habitat loss.
Saturday, April 2 at 10:00AM
Free and open to the public!
Proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test) and masking at all indoor events is required