Ten Must-See 2023 Exhibitions From SEGD Members

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 81st Street Studio – New York, NY

As we close out the year, we want to celebrate the amazing work that our SEGD exhibition and experience design members have contributed with new openings in 2023. This list makes for great trip planning in 2024, with many epic museum and exhibition openings in our future. We know you will want to visit, so make sure to share your favorite exhibition moments on our SEGD Glue Up App.

Some of these projects are featured on USA Today’s 10 Best Readers Choice Museums for 2024, so be sure to vote for your favorites and share the SEGD love for your peers!

Akadi Lumina – Bouctouche, New Brunswick

Moment Factory

This theatrical village celebrates Acadian history and heritage via a nighttime experience that expands a unique cultural and tourist destination. An immersive multimedia experience invites visitors to discover a vibrant world inspired by Acadian culture, society, and imagination.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ― Designing Motherhood – Seattle, WA

Studio Matthews

This exhibition explores the arc of human reproduction through the lens of art and design. Featuring over 200 objects, this exhibition brings together a unique collection of contemporary artists and designers whose work helps us ponder the political, economic, and social implications of how we all relate to reproduction, juxtaposing photography with product design, maternal and newborn health innovations, maternity fashion, and much more.

International African American Museum – Charleston, SC

International African American Museum – Charleston, SC

Ralph Appelbaum Associates , Cortina Productions 

The International African American Museum tells the unvarnished stories of the African American experience across generations, the trauma and triumph that gave rise to a resilient people.The museum’s exhibition themes include connections across the African diaspora, the spread of African American culture and influence, and the movements for justice and equality. 

The Louis Armstrong Center – Queens NY

C&G Partners, Potion

The Louis Armstrong Center in Queens, NY, honors a giant of American music and culture. C&G Partners designed the exhibitions at the Center, chronicling the life, music and impact of a figure whose influence on the development of jazz is immeasurable.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 81st Street Studio – New York, NY


The Metropolitan Museum of Art 81st Street Studio is a science and art play space for children. Conceived by Heidi Holder, The Met’s Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chair of Education in consultation with departments throughout the museum, the 3,500 square-foot interactive space invites the museum’s youngest visitors to explore, discover, and interact with art and what it’s made of.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts – Washington DC

Art Processors

As the world’s first major museum dedicated to championing women artists, this singular institution is as much a sanctuary for advocacy, community, education, and social change as it is for art. NMWA has experiences that inspire thoughtful exchanges and reflections about art and ideas. The combination of immersive linear media, static imagery, and digital touchpoints bring visitors inside artists’ worlds, offering a fresh perspective on the women behind the work. The museum’s collection galleries invites exploration, revealing unexpected links between artists across time, medium, and geography.

The National Music MuseumVermillion, SD

Luci Creative, Northern Light Productions, Electrosonic

With thousands of remarkable artifacts and instruments, the National Music Museum recently reopened to the public with seven new exhibit galleries on its first floor. The design orchestrates the complete visitor experience, crafting exhibitions that employ innovative storytelling techniques, elegant artifact displays, captivating graphics, and interactive audio. Through the themes of human creativity, culture, and connection, the new exhibits emphasize how people are shaped by music.

Liberation Pavilion at the National WWII Museum – New Orleans, LA

National WWII Museum, Liberation Pavillion – New Orleans, LA

G&A, Donna Lawrence Productions

The Liberation Pavilion is The National WWII Museum’s final permanent exhibit hall exploring the end of World War II, the Holocaust, the immediate postwar years, and the war’s continuing impact today. Designed to be the capstone experience for Museum guests, Liberation Pavilion provides visitors opportunities to contemplate the joys, costs, and meaning of liberation and freedom.

This is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture – The Museum of the City of New York, NY

Studio Joseph, Dome Collective

In honor of the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Museum of the City of New York as the city’s storyteller, This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture explores the many ways that the city has inspired storytelling across art forms. It features both famous and lesser-known depictions of New York in film and television, visual and performing arts, music, poetry and literature, and even fashion, painting a collective, moving, and sometimes funny version of a city that has captured the imagination of the world.   

World of Coca-Cola: Scent Discovery – Atlanta, GA

Local Projects

The new Scent Discovery Experience at the World of Coca-Cola takes each visitor on an exploration of Coca-Cola’s brand history and human memory, transforming an existing 1,000 square foot space into a stimulating journey where scent becomes the vehicle for visitors to unlock personal memories, create new ones, and broaden their understanding of Cola-Cola’s unparalleled past, present, and future.

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