Richard Bentham is an exhibit designer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Presently, he’s working on Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, an exhibition scheduled to open in October 2020, and the Tribal Nations flags project. Prior to this, Richard worked for six years as an exhibit designer for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, one of the most visited museums in the country. He was the lead exhibit designer on several projects, including Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity (resulting in a Bronze AAM team MUSE award) and Art of the Airport Towers. He was also the lead designer for the branding of Space Shuttle Discovery’s celebration and final flight over Washington D.C.
Richard was a guest on the Revision Path Podcast and a panelist for Federal News Radio: Design and the Federal Government and AIGA Night at the Museum: The Exhibit Design Process From Start to Finish. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Washington and is currently pursuing his Masters in Interior Design part-time at Marymount University. His downtime is mostly spent with church community, husband, family, and friends having thoughtful conversations, eating, laughing, and challenging each other to be better people.