Richard Bentham is currently an exhibit designer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Prior to this, he served for six years as an exhibit designer for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, the most visited museum in the country. He was the lead exhibit designer on several projects, including Earth Matters: Views of Africa, Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity—resulting in a Bronze AAM (team) MUSE award, Art of the Airport Towers and was the lead designer for the branding of Space Shuttle Discovery’s celebration and final flight over Washington D.C.
Richard was a panelist on Federal News Radio: Design and the Federal Government, and AIGA Night at the Museum: The Exhibit Design Process From Start to Finish, and a guest on the Revision Path Podcast.
Richard 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, family and friends having thoughtful conversations, eating, laughing, and challenging each other to be better people.