Maya Lin to Receive the Katonah Museum of Art’s 2012 Himmel Award

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Maya Lin to Receive the Katonah Museum of Art’s 2012 Himmel Award

Renowned Architect to Deliver Himmel Lecture at Chappaqua Crossing November 4

What: Katonah Museum of Art’s 2012 Himmel Award and Lecture

Who: Maya Lin – Architect

When: Sunday November 4, 2012

5pm – Cocktail Reception with Maya Lin

5:30pm-Maya Lin Lecture

Where: Chappaqua Crossing (the former Reader’s Digest)

480 Bedford Road

Chappaqua, NY

What: Pre-lecture reception with Maya Lin

2012 Himmel Lecture delivered by Ms. Lin

Why: The Himmel Award, named in honor of Betty Himmel who was instrumental in defining the direction and mission of the Katonah Museum of Art and has served as an arts advocate and community leader for many years, recognizes those creators and conceivers, radical thinkers and risk takers who have demonstrated their ability to incite, excite and provoke new thinking in the arts.

Tickets: $50 members, $75 non-members, $15 students

Reservations required – Call 914 232 9555 x0

About Maya Lin

Maya Lin has maintained a careful balance between art and architecture throughout her career, having virtually redefined the idea of the monument with her highly acclaimed Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in 1982. She has since gone on to successfully pursue the creation of a remarkable body of work that encompasses large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works and memorials.

Maya Lin (b. 1959, Athens, Ohio) graduated cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981. She went on to earn her Master of Architecture degree from Yale in 1986, and has maintained a professional studio in New York City since then. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Chinese in America, The Bloomberg Family Foundation, and The What is Missing? Foundation. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2009 Maya Lin was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

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