Mark Leithauser

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Adjunct Faculty
Graduate - Exhibition Design

Mr. Leithauser is Chief of Design, Senior Curator, at the National Gallery of Art where he is responsible for the design and installation of all permanent and temporary exhibitions. He has been an instructor at the Corcoran College of Art + Design since 2003. He is an advisor to other museums and cultural institutions across the nation, including the Facilities & Fine Arts Committee, Washington National Cathedral; the Washington Studio School; and the Ford’s Theatre Advisory Council. His numerous awards include the Presidential Design Award for Achievements in Federal Design. He is a well-known artist and illustrator and has exhibited his works at numerous galleries. He is also represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Art. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University. With co-instructor Donna Kirk, he works closely with Exhibition Design students to develop skills in interpretive design, including the architectural, historical, and artistic intent. Under their direction, a recent Studio II class designed the exhibition “Comic Strips and Culture, 1895 – 1950” for McDaniel College, which was on view at McDaniel’s Rice Gallery in late Fall 2011.

Exhibition Deisgn Studio II/A