John Wayne: the Genuine Article
I served as design director on this exhibition of over five hundred photos and items from John Wayne's archive. The opportunity for the Duke's estate to partner with the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville happened rather quickly, and by the time I was brought on to the project I had only six weeks to design and one week to build, and install this 6000 square foot exhibit, which at completion included six rooms, ten interactive elements, fifty-three custom displays and display cases, twenty one audio visual elements, one hundred and nine pieces of signage, over five hundred item and image captions, and over two hundred photographs.
I designed every single element of the exhibit--drew every floorplan, designed every display case, laid out every wall, designed every piece of signage. I also curated around forty percent of the items in the exhibit; supervised the entire build and install including builders, art handlers, AV techs, and sign installers; sourced all sound design and edited video; wrote the production schedule; designed custom security gates; and wrote the electric plan.
This was really one of those projects where a ragtag group came together and miraculously turned out a beautiful product. I'm very proud of it and my team.