New Museum Announces Maya Lin as the 2012 Visionary Speaker


The New Museum today announced that Maya Lin will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. The Visionaries Series at the New Museum, supported by the Stuart Regen Visionaries Fund, honors leading international thinkers in the fields of art, architecture, design, and related disciplines of contemporary culture.

In its fourth season, the annual series spotlights innovators who are shaping intellectual life and defining the future of culture today. Prior Visionaries include legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones, who inaugurated this signature program (2009), Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia (2010), and Alice Waters, chef, author, activist, and proprietor of Chez Panisse Restaurant (2011).

Maya Lin will speak about her concern for the environment through the lens of her artwork and will also discuss her most recent project What is Missing?, a multi-sited project that raises awareness about the current crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss, on May 30, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. $25 General Public; $20 New Museum Members. Visit for tickets.