Richard Bentham is an Exhibition Designer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Currently, he's working on Sublime Light: Tapestry Art of DY Begay, an exhibition opening in September 2024. Past notable projects include Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity (resulting in a Bronze AAM team MUSE award) and Robert Houle: Red Is Beautiful (earning a spot on Hyperallergic's Global Top 50 Exhibition of 2023)
Richard has spoken extensively on design topics, including as a guest on the Revision Path Podcast and as a panelist for The Future of Museum Design. He also served on the AIGA DC’s board from 2020–2022 and as DC Design Week’s 2021 Executive Director. He holds a Master 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 mainly spent with his church community, husband, family, and friends having thoughtful conversations, eating, laughing, and challenging each other to be better people.