Spend an evening with the visionary creator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Maya Lin, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at UCSB Campbell Hall.

Lin burst into the public eye at age 21 after winning a blind competition with her controversial Vietnam Veterans Memorial, now considered one of the most important public works of our time. Visiting the memorial is an emotional experience taken by an average 10,000 visitors daily.

Lin, an architect, designer and sculptor, went on to create many remarkable large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works and memorials such as the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Ala. The Ohio native is currently at work on What is Missing? -- her final memorial -- a tribute to the planet and its vanished and endangered species.

Insightful and eloquent, Lin will reflect upon a stunning body of work that explores how we relate and respond to art and the environment and presents new ways of looking at the world.

This is a UCSB Arts & Lectures presentation. For more information and tickets, call 805-893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.