Stories of Resilience
In-Person Exhibit March - April 2021
Filoli is sharing stories of the individuals and identity groups who overcame injustices or were historically excluded from performing at or working at Filoli. Through social media and virtual programming, we will highlight the continued creativity and contributions of artists, entrepreneurs, and garden professionals from diverse and underrepresented groups.
Pine House Edible Gardens
Leslie Bennett, owner of Pine House Edible Gardens and part of the design team for Filoli's Vegetable Garden Renovation, creates aesthetic edible gardens and productive outdoor spaces. She is an Oakland-based landscape designer with a background in historic landscape preservation and is known for creating Black Sanctuary Gardens throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Recently featured at Filoli in her exhibition Rich Soil, Kristine Mays seeks to create impact and change with her art. Kristine has participated in raising thousands of dollars for AIDS research through the sale of her work by collaborating with organizations like Visual Aid, the San Francisco Alliance Health Project and WE-Actx.
Missing at Filoli: Black and Latinx Stories
Coming early February, in honor of Black History Month, our interpretive staff explores the lack of black and latinx stories within Filoli’s history.
Chinese Exclusion Act: Chef Kee Low
Coming late February in honor of Lunar New Year: The Roths’ chef Kee Low had a talent for duplicating dishes from the family’s international travels. Though census records mark Kee’s…
Early Women Entrepreneurs: Bella Worn
Coming in March, in honor of Women’s History Month: Filoli will celebrate the role of women in Horticulture, starting with Bella Worn who was a principal garden advisor and florist…