Clare  Brown

Clare Brown

Ms. Brown is the Program Head for the Master of Arts in Exhibition Design program at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design at George Washington University. She has been a professor for eight years and a practicing exhibition designer for nearly 20 years. Most recently Ms. Brown was the exhibition designer at the National Museum of American History. During her years at the Smithsonian, she created numerous exhibitions, including two exhibitions of the First Ladies Gowns collection. Ms. Brown grew up living in Africa and Asia and draws personal inspiration from international arts and cultures. As a designer with a background in cultural anthropology, she focuses on human-centered design, bringing ethnographic methods and design-thinking to the process. Ms. Brown's current areas of research and interest are on pushing the boundaries of medium of exhibition design, the intersections of space and meaning, and experiential design. Website: