I designed the layout, signage, and accompanying brochure for â€śThe Mendelssohns: A German Family of Scholars, Bankers, and Artistsâ€ť an exhibition at the German Ambassadorâ€™s Residence in Washington, DC. It was organized by the Leo Baeck Institute, an archive dedicated to the study of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. The focus of the exhibition is Moses Mendelssohn, a German-Jewish enlightenment philosopher, and his descendants. To make the familial connections clear, I used the motif of the family tree. Likewise, rather than treat the description of each of the descendants as a small label, I developed a panel for each case featuring that description and an image, which added clarity to this complicated story. The German Ambassadorâ€™s Residence is a striking example of contemporary German architecture which incorporates recurring squares and symmetry â€“ this worked well with the linear motif in the graphics.