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Maya Lin

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The Resume

    (October 10, 1959- )
    Designed the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. (November 11, 1982)
    Designed the Civil Rights Monument in Montgomery, Alabama (1989)
    Designed the 'Women's Table' at Yale University (1993)
    Subject of the Academy Award winning documentary 'Maya Lin: A Strong, Clear Vision'
    Wrote 'Boundaries (2000)'

Why she might be annoying:

    Her monument designs created heated controversy.
    Some angry Vietnam vets protested her design as not being heroic or paying tribute to dead soldiers.
    One Vietnam vet called her monument a 'black gash of shame.'
    Secretary of the Interior James Watt threatened to veto her Vietnam Memorial design.
    She upset some southerners by creating the Civil Rights Monument.
    Her memorials have been vandalized.

Why she might not be annoying:

    Her Vietnam War Memorial pays tribute to thousands of soldiers who died in the Vietnam War.
    The Vietnam War Memorial has become the United States' most visited monument, averaging 10,000 visits per day.
    At the age of 21, she beat out over 1,400 other artists to design the Vietnam War Memorial.
    Her Civil Rights Monument pays tribute to 40 individuals who died during the Civil Rights Movement.
    She is considered to be innovative and has successfully combined architecture and sculpture elements into art.
    She graduated Yale University.

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 35 Votes: 45.71% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 49 Votes: 38.78% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 72 Votes: 34.72% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 133 Votes: 43.61% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 204 Votes: 43.63% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 358 Votes: 43.30% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 342 Votes: 41.23% Annoying