Prominent American architect and artist Maya Lin will discuss her new Princeton University site-specific artworks during a public program at the university’s Richardson Auditorium on Tuesday, November 5, at 5 p.m.
Presented in an interview format conducted by Princeton University Art Museum director James Steward, Lin, whose work also includes the famed Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., will talk about her general work and the two Princeton installations that are receiving their official dedication.
“The Princeton Line,” installed in 2018 near the Lewis Arts Complex, is one of Lin’s series of earth drawings, outdoor earth sculptures that meld two-and three-art practices and space. Its name memorializes the former Dinky train line that once extended nearby and references the new transit hub.
The 2019 “Einstein’s Table” is an 11-foot diameter granite “water table” with an elliptical shape to recall the Earth’s solar orbit, subtle white stone reminiscent of the Milky Way in the night sky, and a design that pays homage to onetime Princeton resident Albert Einstein and his theory on black holes.
In a statement, Lin says, “The two Princeton works tap into my dual interests in immersive and environmental earthworks, as well as my focus on a more object-oriented cartographic and science-based approach. The Princeton project is all about finding a sustainable landscape approach that blends in with the existing site.”
Maya Lin, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University. Tuesday, November 5, 5 p.m. Free. Tickets required. artmuseum.princeton.edu/collections/objects/134355