Exhibition Design and Production
Curtis Bowman has designed and produced museum exhibits for over 40 years. His background includes formal education and training in exhibit design, architecture, graphic design and marine education.
In 1994 he founded Hughes Bowman Design Group, a multi-award winning team that provided exhibit planning, design, production, and consultations for interpretive initiatives throughout southeastern US. For over 20 years and 65 major projects, clients were supported and encouraged from the conceptual and fundraising phases of their projects through installation and their opening day.
Prior to Hughes Bowman, Curtis held a senior design position at the National Archives and served as an exhibit developer and producer for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service (SITES) and designer and project manager for their Office of Folklife Programs. Later as Curator of Design and Exhibits at Calvert Marine Museum he designed and oversaw production of Charting the Chesapeake, 1690-1990 and was co-director of an American Association of Museums International Partnership project between Calvert and the South African Museum, Capetown. He has written, received and worked on numerous grants awarded by National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Florida Bureau of Historical Preservation.
Today Curtis continues to provide limited design and production consultations throughout the US, and internationally.
Painting. Fine Art
Since 1980 Curtis has created fine art paintings concurrent with exhibit design and production. His work has appeared in many gallery and museum shows and has been collected throughout the US. He had three one-person shows in 2016, served as artist-in-residence in San Ramon, Costa Rica through Odysseys International, and is currently working on representational and abstract paintings in a maritime theme.
In addition, Curt is an active volunteer offering his services to a variety of non-profit and charitable organizations. A long term member of Rotary international, he is a three-time Paul Harris Fellow.
"on my time off I enjoy traditional small craft single-handed expedition sailing and publishing my log at ThinWaterAnnie.blogspot.com"