Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Louisiana State Museum opened just months following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. The galleries occupy two 18,000 square foot floors, organized by local themes that have influenced U.S. history – the Louisiana Purchase; the Slave Market; Plessy vs. Ferguson Supreme Court; and Uncle Tom’s Cabin. These stories are told with artifacts, AV elements, and interactives. Using both literal and abstract reproductions, along with colorful graphics and multimedia, visitors are immersed in the rich colors, materials, and diverse textures of Louisiana’s vibrant history and modern multiethnic scene. Brent Johnson led the design effort and worked closely with the exhibit fabricator during the design-build process.
Photography by Jay Rosenblatt
Client – The State of Louisiana
Exhibit Design – Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, Brent Johnson, Lead Exhibit Designer
Media – Northern Light Productions
Fabrication – Explus