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The junk drawer of my mind.


"If we forget what used to be, then we’ve lost an ability to really be sensitive to our surroundings." —Maya Lin

For Earth Day, watch how Maya Lin encourages viewers to look more closely at their immediate surroundings and the natural world through a pair of episodes from Art21’s Exclusive series, featuring installation views of her 2013 exhibition, Maya Lin: Here and There, at Pace Gallery, New York, 2013.

Maya Lin: New York
Maya Lin: Disappearing Bodies of Water

IMAGES: Production stills from the Art21 Exclusive episodes, Maya Lin: New York and Maya Lin: Disappearing Bodies of Water. © Art21, Inc. 2013.

Back in the day


"A work of art doesn’t have to be explained. If you do not have any feeling about this, I cannot explain it to you. If this doesn’t touch you, I have failed." —Louise Bourgeois

Looking back at Louise Bourgeois's Helping Hands (1993–96), relocated from Chicago’s Jane Addams Memorial Park to Chicago Women’s Park in 2011, and featured in Art21’s 2001 Identity episode.

WATCH: Louise Bourgeois in Identity [available in the U.S. only] | Additional videos

IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 1 episode, Identity, 2001. © Art21, Inc. 2001.