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Art/Act Maya Lin Exhibit Opening Reception and Documentary Screening
Friday | September 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Hazel Wolf Gallery, David Brower Center | 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
The launch of the Art/Act: Maya Lin exhibition will include a free public reception for the Brower Center audience. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Lin was inspired to highlight the fragility of bodies of water around the world, creating abstract wall sculptures to represent entities like the San Francisco Bay and Tuolumne River, both of which will be featured at the Center. Art/Act: Maya Lin will also highlight the What Is Missing? project, dedicated to documenting vanishing species and environments around the world through an interactive website. As part of this year’s Art/Act, the Center is partnering with Heyday Books’s Malcolm Margolin to add an in-depth exploration of the Bay Area’s environmental history as a permanent contribution to the What Is Missing? project.
About Reel to Real
The Brower Center further amplifies the power of art for social change through its new film program Reel to Real. Throughout the year, the Brower Center will present documentaries with critical, current insights into how we can create a more just and sustainable future. Films will address pressing issues that include climate change, social justice, conservation, and environmental education, as well as the intersections among them. Following each film, the Brower Center and its partners will provide a range of tools and resources for audiences to take real action beyond the reel.
Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky’s film focuses on the question, “How does water shape us, and then how do we shape water?” Baichwal and Burtynsky, the acclaimed team behind 2012’s Manufactured Landscapes documentary, visit ten countries, depicting the diminished Colorado River, abalone fisheries in China, and more.
Watermark is part of the David Brower Center’s Reel to Real documentary series and the public programs presented in conjunction with the Art/Act: Maya Lin exhibition.
Price for the documentary screening only: $10 Advance / $12 at the Door / $5 Students & Teachers
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This event is wheelchair accessible.