About the Bees at the Whitney Museum
Michele Benjamin created the iconic "Bee" design inspired by the Bees that produce "Flora" honey on the rooftop of the Whitney Museum, New York. Available in the Whitney Museum Shop since 2015 and at Bruce Museum Store, Connecticut since 2021. Benjamin's designs are worn by many of the museum staff, docents, volunteers, trustees, as well as celebrities, art aficionados, and influencers, including Hollywood celebrity Susan Sarandon, American politician and activist, AOC - Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, and Pulitzer Prize winning art critic Jerry Saltz.
The Bee is representative of the Whitney family, a home for artists and art lovers, within an extended family intimacy and atmosphere at the museum itself; and the real hive located on the rooftop of the Whitney Museum that produces "Flora" honey, which "sweetens" the art world and our daily lives.
Thelma & Louise Reunion, Hollywood Reporter, 2021
Photo Credit: Amy Sussman, Getty Images
"Bee" Pins available at the Whitney Museum Shop, New York City
Sterling silver, 18K Rose & Yellow Gold plated Sterling Silver.
Jerry Saltz, Pulitzer Prize Winning Art Critic, The New Yorker