The National Academy Museum and School offers exhibitions and classes in the heart of NYC’s Museum Mile in a Beaux-Arts mansion on 5th Avenue. Since 1825, the National Academy Museum, School, and association of esteemed artists and architects—National Academicians—have been united in the common goal of bringing art to all.
The Communications Department asked me to design the collateral materials for an exhibition on architect Moshe Safdie, called Global Citizen. I designed multiple invitations, digital signs, social media campaigns and window vinyls for the entrance of the Museum. I then designed several of the Academy’s 24-page Spring course catalogue.
Johanna is amazingly talented and a joy to work with, qualities best exemplified by her work on the National Academy School course catalog. She deftly balanced the many competing interests — which included a few artists who fashioned themselves as designers — and created a piece that is at once practical, user-friendly, accessible, while also conveying the fact that the Academy is one of New York’s most storied and innovative art schools.
-Dewey Blanton, Director, Communications and Public Relations, National Academy Museum & School, NYC