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 AIGA: The Future of Museum Design and Federal News Radio: Design and the Federal Government. He holds a Masters of Arts in Interior Design from Marymount University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Washington. His downtime is mostly spent with his church community, husband, family, and friends having thoughtful conversations, eating, laughing, and challenging each other to be better people.