Exhibitions

Millennium Kesa, South America (detail), 1999

Betsy Sterling Benjamin


A Sense of Place, An Artist's Tribute to the Seven Continents

On view December 16, 2006 to June 3, 2007

Located in the: Art & Nature Center

This exhibition presents seven large hand painted textiles by contemporary artist Betsy Sterling Benjamin. The textiles, each representing a continent, celebrate the diversity and interconnections in nature and among cultures around the globe. Objects from the museum's permanent collection are also featured in the exhibition, plus hands-on interactive stations and other activities for families. Benjamin's textiles, originally made to celebrate the millennium on each continent, reveal the unique perspective artists bring to global issues such as biodiversity and cultural awareness.