Basic Principles of Exhibition Design: A Personal Perspective

Upper Category Member Events
Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Basic Principles of Exhibition Design: A Personal Perspective

Marco Centin
June 8, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Zoom Webinar
$15 per person Society Upper Category Members and guests. Advance registration must be received by the SAA by June 1, 2022.

Advance registration for this Upper Category Member Event is now closed. If you wish to do a late registration, please contact the SAA Office. Thank you.

Join the Asian Art Museum Exhibition Designer, Marco Centin, for a unique behind-the-scenes exploration of his exhibition designs and installations, including examples from past exhibitions, "The Sculptural Turn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics," "Weaving Stories," and the upcoming "Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art." 

In the process, Marco will illustrate some essential criteria for turning an idea into a physical space and the principles that drive his design process. This will provide a dynamic opportunity for understanding and appreciating how the designs are generated for the Asian Art Museum exhibitions!

After Marco completed his studies of Visual Communication and Design in Rome, he worked as Personal Assistant to renowned conceptual artist, Paola Levi-Montalcini, learning how to transform abstract ideas into the physical realm. This, in turn, inspired him to focus on the educational function and potential of art exhibitions.

Marco went on to create exhibition designs for the California Academy of Sciences and for the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, which spanned a wide range of subjects, including the natural sciences; anthropology; archaeology; and traditional and contemporary art. Since 2012, Marco Centin has been the Exhibition Designer for the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Photo caption: Top: Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art. Bottom Left: The Scupltural Turn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Bottom Right: Weaving Stories. Photographs © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

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