View From Up Here

View From Up Here: The Arctic at the Center of the World was a contemporary art exhibition that features artists from Alaska and around the world who were investigating the Arctic and who worked with scientists and others to inform their process. The exhibition was on view at the Anchorage Museum May through September 2016, then traveled to the … Read More

My Mark: My City

“In October 2019, the Anchorage Museum launched a series of projects and installations to highlight response to climate change and to connect to the MY MARK: MY CITY project of the Museum of the United Nations.” I worked with the museum’s director to develop text-based designs for products such as billboards, posters, buttons, t-shirts, notebooks … Read More

ON ICE

ON ICE focused on the dynamic, ever-changing sea ice through the voice of scientists and photographers. Divided into eight sections, the exhibition touched on the impacts of the changing sea ice on indigenous hunters, wildlife and marine life, conservation, industry, tourism, shipping, coastal communities, and US and global interests. Illustrated ice shapes and vertical blue neon … Read More

Home Field Advantage

Home Field Advantage was an Anchorage Museum exhibition that showed the history of baseball in Alaska through archival photographs, art, artifacts and memorabilia, and how it adapted to the harsh Northern environment. Design Direction: Jane Rabadi Exhibition Design: Ben Allee Title Sign & Environmental Graphics: Jane Rabadi, Ben Allee

Gyre: The Plastic Ocean

“The Gyre exhibition explored the relationship between humans and the ocean in a contemporary culture of consumption, and featured contemporary art by national and international artists. In June 2013, as part of the Gyre project, an international team of scientists, artists and educators launched an expedition to study marine debris in southwest Alaska.” Museum colleges … Read More

Cabin Fever

Cabin fever is a shared experience in places that endure long, dark, cold winters. Cabin Fever, curated by the Anchorage Museum, examined this state of mind and featured photographs and short films by artists from northern countries, including Alaska, Iceland and Finland. A pop up film series of short films, curated by filmmaker Michael Walsh, … Read More

Atrium as Living Room

In tandem with the View From Up Here: The Arctic at the Center of the World exhibition, the atrium graphics were part of creating a museum-wide “Polar Lab” environment. The museum’s Living Room was an experimental space where visitors could explore Northern elements through images, text, music and experiences. This was an important first step towards a … Read More

Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi

In 2013, the Anchorage Museum exhibited the first major exhibition ever presented about the Dena’ina Athabascan people, Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living. The exhibition showcased films, life-size re-creations, archival images and more than 160 artifacts on loan from museums across Europe and North America. The graphic design elements of the exhibition were varied and extensive … Read More

Arctic at the Center

The Anchorage Museum developed a large, multi-part interactive art installation that opened during the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic held in Anchorage in August, 2015. A series of triptychs featured contemporary images of the Arctic by Alaskan photographers, images that were revealed as people took away the wooden blocks that featured Arctic words … Read More

100 Snapshots

100 Snapshots was an exhibition that provided a glimpse into the daily lives of Anchorage residents, beginning with the arrival of railroad workers and their families in 1915 to the boom of oil in the 1980s. Each image was a window into a private story of a life being lived in Alaska’s largest city taken … Read More