Philomath Museum’s newest exhibition opens Saturday and will include a meet-the-artist event with photographer Nancy Hill. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)
Lucca, 6, is among those featured in the exhibit. (Photo by Nancy Hill via Benton County Historical Society)

A new photographic exhibit opening Saturday at Philomath Museum explores the question, “What three things matter most to you?” Photographer Nancy Hill asked that question to children under 7 and adults over 70 and features their perspectives in the collection, which will remain in place through March 11.

A meet-the-artist event with Hill is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the opening of the exhibit entitled, “Seven Years / Seven Decades: Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age.”

“I came away from this project with my own list of what’s important,” Hill said. “At the top of that list is the importance of connecting with others in general, but in particular with those who have lived long lives. Do not let these people disappear quietly into their homes. Draw them out, engage them in conversation and learn from them.”

The “Seven Years / Seven Decades: Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age” exhibit opens Saturday at Philomath Museum. (Photo by Benton County Historical Society)

Yes! Solutions Journalism recently published a piece authored by Hill that explains the process of creating the unique exhibition.

Philomath Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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