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CURATORS IN CONVERSATION: MAYA LIN¬

Melissa Messina, left and Dorothy Moss, right.

CURATORS IN CONVERSATION: MAYA LIN

Thursday, June 30, 2022
6:30 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Curators in Conversation: Maya Lin
Thursday, June 30, 2022
6:30–7:30 PM

Melissa Messina, Curator of Maya Lin: A Study of Water and Dorothy Moss, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery will discuss Maya Lin’s career, artistic practice, and influence on the world of contemporary art.

Melissa Messina is a nationally recognized arts professional who has developed thought provoking exhibitions, dynamic site-responsive projects, and engaging educational public programming both independently and in leadership positions at museums and non-profit arts organizations. For 20 years, her work with regional, national, and international artists has been presented in the U.S. in Atlanta, Kansas City, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Richmond, Savannah, and Washington, D.C., as well as in Bermuda, France, and Hong Kong. She has lectured extensively, published widely, and her research has been funded by Creative Time and The Andy Warhol Foundation, as well as by fellowships at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Library, Atlanta, GA, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.

Dorothy Moss is Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Her recent projects include the exhibition and book Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands (Yale University Press, 2021) and The Obama Portraits (Princeton University Press, 2020). In 2015, Moss initiated IDENTIFY, the NPG’s first performance art series, an ongoing program featuring commissioned performances by internationally recognized artists. Her upcoming exhibitions include One Life, Maya Lin opening in September 2022 and Kinship opening in October 2022.

EXHIBITION

MAYA LIN: A STUDY OF WATER

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Virginia MOCA is pleased to present Maya Lin: A Study of Water, a solo exhibition that brings together a selection of the internationally acclaimed artist’s sculptural interpretations of water spanning several decades.

APRIL 21–SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

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