Reflections – 20 years of the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This special exhibition, now on view in the windows along the outside the Discovery Center, highlights the work of six Seattle-area artists with over 20 artistic interpretations of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s work with partners over the last 20 years. These artworks are organized into four themes that are key to the foundation’s work:

  • Ensuring more children and young people survive and thrive
  • Empowering the poorest, especially women and girls
  • Combating infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest
  • Inspiring people to take action to change the world

Artists began creating their artworks for this exhibition in January 2020 just as COVID-19 was spreading throughout the world. This had a strong influence on their work.


A vendor packs produce, a ‘Mexican box’ packed with spices for Feeding el Pueblo, a bag of fresh food with resources to reduce the spread of COVID-19
Exterior window art display at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Discovery Center. Seattle, Washington. © Copyright 2020 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved.

Exhibition Highlights

Artist Interviews

Hear from our featured artists about their reflections on the exhibit’s themes and creativity.

Exhibit Themes

Explore the four exhibit themes and the artworks.


This exhibit was designed by Studio Matthews with exhibit catalogue design by Jayme Yen.

Website Cover Image: Dili Masukod Ang Langit (The Immeasurable Heaven) by Romson Regarde Bustillo, 2020. Slideshow images © Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Benjamin Benschneider.

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