Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Wednesday, October 18 for a lecture by artist Maya Lin. Recognized for her award-winning designs, artist and architect Maya Lin shares her vision for creating intensely private experiences within public spaces as realized in the highly acclaimed Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama.
This lecture is the second of three in SAAM's annual Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art. As the series continues, scholar David Park Curry will speak on November 8. All lectures, which are free and open to the public, take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Doors open for each lecture at 6:30 p.m. Free tickets are available beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the G Street lobby information desk. Please limit 2 tickets per person.
What is the Reynolds Center?
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery—two museums that tell America's stories through art, history and biography—share a newly renovated National Historic Landmark building in downtown Washington D.C. The Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, named in honor of a generous gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, includes the two museums and their special-purpose facilities: the Lunder Conservation Center, the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium and the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard.
The museums are located in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s vibrant new downtown, a few blocks from the National Mall. The main entrance is at 8th and F Streets, N.W.