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Hope through History with Sculptor Michael Benevenia Part 2
October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT| FREE
COVID-19 and closures won’t stop us from sharing the incredible lessons we can learn from studying medical care during the Civil War!
Join us on Wednesday, October 21 at 4:00 PM on Facebook Live for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting facebook.com/civilwarmed/live at the scheduled time.
In the second part of a two part series, Executive Director David Price and Director of Interpretation Jake Wynn will talk with former NMCWM Artist-in-Residence Michael Benevenia about how Civil War medicine has inspired his art. Before and during his time at the NMCWM, Benevenia reflected the story of Civil War medicine in his sculptures. They will talk about his time at the museum and how he spread the message of hope through history through his art across the world.
Michael Benevenia has received degrees in Fine Art from Rutgers University, and Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as earning a certificate in structural plate welding. He has worked at the Sculpture Foundation’s Johnson Atelier as a technician and a supervisor of the monumental fabrication department. Michael currently lives and works in Lancaster, PA working and teaching for Millersville University. Michael has received awards for his sculpture from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in Baltimore, MD. He has shown in group and solo exhibitions, given artist talks and regionally and nationally and completed a multi-year residency at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
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