Omar Wynn

Omar Wynn

Chief, Exhibit Production

BA, Colby College, Art History
Graduate Studies, University of Maryland, Art History
2016 Palmer Leadership Development Program

Role in Museum: 

Manage the specialists that produce and transform exhibit concepts and two-dimensional designs into physical three-dimensional exhibitions is the museum galleries. Provide oversight, review, implementation, fabrication, production, installation, and dismantling of in-house exhibitions/graphics and contracts for exhibitions. Develops the plan of action to produce approved exhibits projects using in-house resources.

Advise on the feasibility, schedules and budgets of proposed exhibit projects as a chartered project team member.

Develop and approve RFQs for contracts.

For large blockbuster exhibits, review vendors RFQ submittals for awarding contracts as a member of the selection team.  Make recommendations on technical approaches to achieving design intent for exhibit overall impact.

Projects: 

First Ladies Virtual Tour, 2013
The Exhibits Process and Exhibits Production:  
    Animation Video 2017
The Smithsonian African American Oral History
    Reference Manual 2017
A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the
   U.S. Constitution
A Family History, 1918 – 1938 Camilla’s Purse
ADA, American Disability Act
ADA 24
After the Revolution: Everyday Life In America,
   1780 - 1800
Ana J. Cooper: A Voice from the South
America On The Move
American Stories
American Treasures
At Home on the Road
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of
    American Sweatshops, 1820—Present
Bittersweet Harvest: the Bracero Program 1942 -1964      
Bon Appetit! Julia Childs Kitchen at the Smithsonian
Brooklyn Bridge
Building a National Collection: 150 Years of Print
   Collecting at the Smithsonian
Celluloid: the First Plastic
Ceremonial Court
Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation
   1863 and the March on Washington, 1963
Children of South Africa
Clothes Pins
Communities in a Changing Nation
Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History
Disability & History
Diana Walker: Photojournalist
DigiLab
Disability $ Rights
Duke Ellington Project for the Art
Ella
Engines of Change
Everybody Disability
Evil Knieval: Happy Landing
First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image
Food: Transforming American Table 1950 - 2000
Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years
Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge’s Photography of
   Motion
From Field to Factory
G.A. 100
Giving In America
Greensboro Lunch Counter
Gunboat Philadelphia
Hall of Musical Instruments
HAME
Hands on Science
Hear My Voice: Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins           
   of Sound
Here Look at Mine, Robinson/Lebby Show
History In the News
HIV & AIDS 30 Years Ago
Holiday Celebrations
Hooray For Politics
iAzucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009
    Inauguration
Imperishable Beauty
Information Age
Invention Case: Hot Spot of Invention
Jefferson’s Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of
   Nazareth
Julia Childs
July 1942: United We Stand
La Franchonie
Leroy Nieman Jazz Café Painting
Lighting a Revolution—Electricity Hall
Little Golden Books
Making a Modern Museum: 50th Anniversary NMAH
Marine Landscapes, Antonio Jacobson
Mary McLeod Bethune and Roosevelt’s “Black Cabinet”
Material World
Mary Church Terrell
MASH
Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender, and
   Power
Mind on Freedom, HBCUs
Money and Medals
National Treasures of Popular Culture
National Woman’s Suffrage Parade, 1913
Nobel Prize Winners
Nobel Prize DC Youth Art show
Norie Atlas and the Guano Trade
Not in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias
Out of Alaska
Paint & Its Relief
Paint By Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s
Palm Court
Parlor to Politics
Patent Models
Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon
   Years 1907--1974
Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration
Piano 300
Postal History
Power Machinery
Prints at the Smithsonian
Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Produce for Victory: Posters on the Home Front, 1941-
   1945
Puppets & Muppets
Religion in Early America
Righting A Wrong: Japanese Americans and World
   War II
Science In American Life
Science Under Glass
Scurlock
September 11: Bearing Witness to History
Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education
September 11: Remembrance and Reflection
Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
Snapshots of African American Communities
Sojourner Truth Doll
Solar on Line
Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes and Curios
Smithsonian Libraries, Dibner Library
Spark Lab!
Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers
Stories on Money
Timekeeping
The Art of Nature Prints
The Boy and His Press
The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright
The Father of the Video Game
The 1896 Washington /Salon & Art Photographic
   Exhibition
The Early Sixties: American Science
The Gettysburg Address
The Guitars
The Jefferson Bible
Trees of Christmas
The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’      
   Millennium General Assembly
Unity Square
Value of Money
Visiting American Nurses
Voice of America and Youth Summit Live!
Vote! The Machinery of Democracy
Wade In The Water
We the People/Vote
West Point In the Making of America, 1802 -1918
What Ever Happened to Polio
With Pen & Graver
Within These Walls
WWII
1876
1939
300 Years of American Paper Making