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Welcome to my blog documenting projects I’ve produced as a museum curator and exhibitions designer.
   

The Many Faces of Edward Sherriff Curtis, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

I originally trained under two brilliant theatrical designers, Bill and Jean Eckart, as a costume and scenic designer before transitioning into the world of museum curation and exhibition design in the late 1980s. Both Bill and Jean are now gone, but I hope my work serves as a small legacy to their creativity and vision. They both had the most refined sense of style, color, balance, and design. Bill and Jean were truly visionary people, even using chartreuse as a neutral color – and it worked!

How brilliant is that?

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have designed exhibitions for the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, the Dallas Historical Society, the Colorado Historical Society,  the Gilcrease Museum and now the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming State Capitol. Each venue, or collection of venues, have presented unique challenges and design decisions. I believe my work has evolved and strengthened with each project and I look forward to sharing the results with you.

This site contains entries discussing favorite projects. There is also a link to my design portfolio – it takes a few moments for the program to load, so please be patient. You will also find reviews of previous projects and selected interviews in which I discuss specific exhibitions.

I have been fortunate to work with some truly amazing people and some equally amazing collections during my career. To date much of my work has been created for somewhat traditional museum venues, however,  at this point in my  ongoing development as a curator and exhibitions designer I eagerly desire new challenges and anticipate discovering new ways of exploring and interpreting museum environments.

Museum exhibitions are an evolved form of storytelling, and I love a good story! In many exhibitions the stories are often filtered through a curator and other specialized interpreters, but sometimes the best stories spring directly from the artifacts themselves. I love the stories that objects bring to life! I see exhibitions as a way of broadening ones view of the world and increasing ones understanding of the world around them.

Welcome to this journey of discovery!