Exterior window image of the Discovery Center featuring the artwork from the Reflections exhibit with two people looking on from the sidewalk.
Exterior window art display at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center in Seattle, Washington on September 28, 2020.


20 Years of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This special exhibition highlighted the work of six Seattle-area artists with over 20 artistic interpretations of the foundation’s work with its partners over the last 20+ years. The artists were informed by four themes underlying all of the foundation’s work:

  • Ensuring that more children and young people survive and thrive
  • Empowering the poorest, especially women and girls
  • Combating infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest people
  • 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.