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Lunchtime Discovery: The Good of the Hive

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Artist Matt Willey

Matt Willey, Artist

Join us to find out how Matt Willey became inspired to hand-paint 50,000 honey bees in murals around the world and how this passion has changed his life. In the last six years he has created 32 murals and installations featuring more than 8,500 hand-painted bees, collaborating with many organizations. From large-scale works at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC, to a Tony Winning Broadway star’s dressing room in NYC, and even in downtown Raleigh at the Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center, he has reached hundreds of thousands of people with his murals and message.

Join us on YouTube

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


September 15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith