Friday Photos: Designing Exhibitions Workshop

Last Saturday, a dozen teachers explored exhibition design in a half-day teacher workshop, slipping in and out of the galleries before the crowds waiting for one last look at The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.  We were thrilled to have Jessica Harden, DMA Exhibition Design Coordinator, take us through various galleries she had designed. As we looked at the work, she enlightened us on the effect of design elements on visitor experience. It was especially exciting to hear Jessica explain her creative process for the Gaultier exhibition, which is full of imaginative elements, such as a satin-tufted display case and graffiti-filled walls!

The teachers spent the second part of the day designing mini exhibitions of works in the DMA’s collection. They considered lighting, wall color, interactive components, mood, and object and visitor safety, pinning their layouts and ideas to project boards. The teachers ended the day by sharing how their chosen design elements expressed the focus of their exhibitions. Here’s the breakdown of our Exhibition Re-design Project.

Enjoy these photos that capture some of our fun morning. Thanks to all the teachers who joined us on Saturday!

Andrea Severin

Coordinator of Teaching Programs

3 Responses to “Friday Photos: Designing Exhibitions Workshop”


  1. 1 Nicole Stutzman February 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Great pics, great fun! Way to capture the morning Andrea…and CONGRATS on your first DMA Educator blog post!

    • 2 Andrea Severin February 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Thank you! My first teacher workshop and DMA Educator blogging experiences were fantastic. I’m so happy to be here!

  2. 3 Hannah Burney February 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    That sounds like a really fun day Andrea! I noticed in the photos that some of the teachers in the Art and Fashion Workshop in December came back for more. So glad they’re enjoying the workshops!


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