Darcie Fohrman consults with museums of all types to create multidisciplinary, interactive exhibitions. Her clients include the Exploratorium, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Oakland Museum of California, California Academy of Sciences, Skirball Cultural Center, and the Getty Center.
Darcie’s award winning exhibitions include Daniel’s Story: Remember the Children at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, Revealing Bodies at the Exploratorium in San Francisco; QUESTION at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; and COURAGE: The Carolina Story That Changed America at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, North Carolina, which received the American Association of Museums Excellence in Exhibition Award and the American Association for State and Local History Award for Best Exhibition.
Darcie brings over 35 years of collaborative experience to her work as an interpretive planner, exhibition designer and developer, creative director, and project director. Prior to consulting, she was the director of exhibitions at the San Diego Museum of Art, where she introduced the team approach to exhibition development, designing large blockbuster exhibitions. Before that, she was the director of exhibitions at the Spertus Museum of Judaica in Chicago, where she designed the first permanent Holocaust exhibition in the United States.
For eight years, Darcie taught exhibition development and design as a faculty member of the museum studies graduate program at John F. Kennedy University. She is a founding member and former vice president of the National Association for Museum Exhibition, a standing professional committee of the American Association of Museums, and is currently serving as the association’s education advisor.