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Max Benjamin exhibit opens at MoNA

Art opening coincides with Phase 2 opening


February 17, 2021

Untitled, no date, approximately 40 inches by 40 inches, oil on canvas. – Photo courtesy of MoNA

There are signs of hope in the Skagit Valley – even as COVID-19 drags into another year -- in the daffodil fields, in the partial reopening of restaurants and businesses, and at the Museum of Northwest Art. There, a Max Benjamin exhibit (“A Road Well Travelled”) transports visitors from the grays of winter with bold, colorful work spanning five decades. The iconic painter from Guemes Island rarely exhibits his work. In fact he stopped exhibiting in 2002 except for a show at La Conner’s FORUM Arts in 2017. So the MoNA’s new exhibit represents the resumption of Northwest art sho...

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