Maya Lin & Frances Beinecke Live

On Monday, November 4th, 2013, two of the leading voices on the issue of climate change -- artist and honorary NRDC Trustee Maya Lin and NRDC President Frances Beinecke -- met to discuss the critical role artists, advocates and scientists play in addressing climate change, the role of art in mobilizing and educating the public, and the great potential for environmentally focused artwork to affect climate change policy. The interactive discussion, part of the Marfa Dialogues / New York series, used Maya Lin's recent project, What is Missing?, as an example of collaborations to engage the public about climate change. Anne Pasternak, President and Artistic Director of Creative Time moderated the discussion.

View the discussion below:


Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data

See the full program here -


"Unchopping a Tree," part of Maya Lin's last memorial entitled What is Missing?

© What is Missing? Foundation
Music donated by: Brian Eno and Brian Loucks
Support provided by: The Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation
Louis Bacon, Moore Charitable Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

From Frances Beinecke's Blog

Marfa Dialogues, Maya Lin, and Me: How Artists and Advocates Can Protect the Environment