Stories of Resilience

Stories of Resilience

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. 

Community Stories & Partners

Filoli is partnering with our community for social media takeovers highlighting artists, entrepreneurs, professionals and other creators from underrepresented groups. Stay tuned on our social media for more!


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.

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Kristine Mays

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. 

Stories of Resilience at Filoli & Beyond

Upcoming Blogs and Events

Learn about the ways Japanese incarceration and the Chinese Exclusion Act affected Filoli’s staff and nurserymen, discover how creative women like Bella Worn became successful entrepreneurs, and imagine Filoli as it could have been with contributions from Black and Latinx individuals groups noticeably absent from Filoli’s census and historical records.