Will you help us? In appreciation, we invite you to live on in history. More than a list of names engraved on broze plaques, the Museum Donor Wall is a collaboration between the artist Barton Lidice Benes and Museum supporters and is, itself, an evolving work of art.
Those who make contributions of $10,000 and up (cumulative) are invited to choose how they wish to be represented. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation fabricated a one-of-a-kind miniature railroad spike for their donor card. ANONYMOUS WAS A WOMAN symbolizes a $60,000 gift of land. A farm family asked Barton to make sugar beets from dollars–the root of their cash gift. The beautiful jade bracelet owned by the late Elaine McKenzie, with her Chinese name inscribed below, represents the lecture endowment that has been established in her memory. Bernard and Marcia O'Kelly chose a miniature volume of Shakespeare to embody their life-long immersion in scholarly pursuits. View the North Dakota Museum of Art Donor Wall designed by Barton Benes.
Barton Benes Wills His NY Apartment to Museum