MAYA LIN: A STRONG CLEAR VISION (1995)
Tuesday, November 9 @ 6:30PM
Screened in commemoration of Veterans’ Day
The Art Gallery at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union
One Tremont Place, Lowell
Enjoy complimentary wine & cheese before and after the film
Director Freida Lee Mock’s Academy Award-winning documentary film relives the public controversial origins of the renowned Vietnam Veterans Memorial and showcases a decade of work of its young creator, 21-year-old Yale architecture student Maya Lin. Beating out some of the most prestigious architecture firms from around the world, Lin’s proposal was selected from over 1,000 different designs, a giant victory for such a young and unknown artist. Today, Lin is a celebrated and successful architect, activist, and environmentalist, and is still creating inspirational places of reverence, utility, and retrospection.
Though a prestigious and beloved U.S. monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and its simplistic design still elicits conflicting emotion from service men and women as well as civilians. Do our memorials and monuments truly represent the most fitting tribute to our heroes and other beloved icons? This film holds particular relevance in light of the current controversy around Ground Zero and plans for our 9/11 memorial. About our venue: The Art Gallery at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union features a state-of-the-art digital projection and sound system which will enhance your enjoyment of our presentation. A variety of artist works are showcased in the gallery on a rotating basis in collaboration with the Arts League of Lowell. Seating for this event is LIMITED – admission is FREE (donations welcomed).
Get a 1-minute look inside the controversies surrounding Maya Lin and her creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, presented by Ovation TV.