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Artist in Residence – Reception with Michael Benevenia
September 19, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT| FREE
Join us at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine on September 19, 2018 as we introduce the museum’s first Artist in Residence – Michael Benevenia
In September 2018, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine introduced sculptor Michael Benevenia as its first artist in residence. His inaugural exhibition, “Redressing the Wound,” blends stories from Civil War medicine with stark sculptures to examine how our nation continues to grapple with the conflict more than 155 years after it took place.
On Wednesday, September 19 at 4:30 PM, join us for a reception in the museum’s Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room introducing Benevenia and his work. Executive Director David Price will discuss the importance of the arts in museum interpretation and Benevenia will briefly discuss his work and his fascination with medical care in the American Civil War.
Light refreshments will be served. Presentations will begin at 5:15.
About Redressing the Wound
“Redressing the Wound” is an exhibition of sculptures exhibited throughout the galleries of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Benevenia’s work strips away the glories of war and examines the war’s impact on those who participated. Utilizing inspiration from Civil War medicine – stretchers, prosthetic limbs, glowing wounds – each piece invites visitors to contemplate the war’s true impact and its lasting implications in the 21st century. The exhibition will be at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine through January 12, 2019.
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 is entering into a multi-year residency at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.