Barbara Brennan

Barbara Brennan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Exhibition Design

Professor Brennan was exhibition designer and Chair of the Exhibits Design and Technology Department at the National Air and Space Museum for over 30 years, where she was lead designer for Star Trek and the Sixties, How Things Fly, The Wright Brothers & the Invention of the Aerial Age, America by Air, and Pioneers of Flight. She has taught exhibition design as an adjunct professor in GW’s Museum Studies program since 2004, and recently designed several exhibitions for the Washingtoniana Collection and Woodhull House at the GW Museum.

In addition to serving as senior designer at the Air and Space Museum, Professor Brennan curated Universal Dimensions: The Space Art of Wang Ming in 2009, and brought several pieces by this Washington Color School artist into the museum’s permanent collection. Since retiring from the museum in 2012, she has devoted herself to painting in oils and pastels and has had numerous group and solo exhibitions.



MFA, Theatre Set Design, The George Washington University

MA, Art History, Indiana University

BA, Fine Arts, Indiana University