About the event:
Walking through a museum we often encounter stunning displays that are meant to show a certain artifact or piece of artwork in the most attractive way possible. The process of conveying information through visual storytelling and environment brings museums to life as the cutting-edge discipline of environmental graphic design, also known as experiential graphic design, continues to evolve.
Join us for a private tour with Patrick Kennedy, the lead environmental graphic designer for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. We will begin by exploring the visiting “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” exhibit that will take us on a fascinating exploration of the science, sound, history and pop culture behind the world’s most popular instrument. Then we will get to see where the design magic happens, including the production areas where all of the experiential design pieces are made in-house. Don’t hesitate to ask questions along the way!
Whether you’re interested in learning more about the work that goes into exhibit design or want to explore in-house design careers, you will leave feeling immersed and inspired.
Free parking is available in the main lot or the parking garage. Please meet at the 'Staff and Volunteer Entrance.’ If you are facing the front of the museum, it is to the left of the main entrance near the flagpole. The tour starts at 6pm sharp.
50% of all proceeds go to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Patrick has been an Environmental Graphic Designer at the Museum since 2016. His work has focused on the temporary and permanent exhibitions as well as the bilingual signage and wayfinding signage for the museum. Previous to his work at the Museum Patrick spent 7 years working for Colorado Parks and Wildlife as a graphic designer creating signage, trail maps, and collateral for Colorado’s 42 State Parks. He has also worked for two local design firms in Denver and is a graduate and former adjunct faculty of Community College of Denver.
Away from the screen Patrick enjoys running, reading old sci-fi novels, and finding treasure at the nearest thrift store.