Polly McKenna-Cress
Program Director, MEPD
Associate Professor
MFA, The University of the Arts
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

1998-2003, Director of Exhibits and Design at the Franklin Institute. Permanent exhibitions: NSF Co-PI for "The Franklin Air Show;" oversaw design, production and installation of "Space Command," "The Train Factory," "KidScience," "The Sports Challenge," and "Franklin: He is Electric." Oversaw the development, design and fabrication of temporary and traveling exhibitions, wayfinding signage, program development, print and marketing materials. 1994-1998, Project Manager/Senior Designer at CLRdesign, Inc., an architecture, landscape architecture and interpretive exhibit firm based in Philadelphia. Designed and oversaw fabrication of Zoo interpretive exhibitions including "Big Cats" for Henry Villas Zoo; "Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains," "Red Apes of the Rainforest" for the Los Angeles Zoo; and "The Primate Reserve" for the Philadelphia Zoo. 1988-1993 Project Manager/Designer, Miles Fridberg, Molinaroli, Inc., Washington D.C. Part of a team that designed the Smithsonian Institutions' new "Postal Museum." Design of exhibitions for clients such as: The Peale Museum in Baltimore, MD; The Hershey Museum in Hershey, Pa.; the United States Information Agency; and the Library of Congress. Adjunct professor at Philadelphia University; The University of the Arts; and Moore College of Art & Design.

Class Schedule, Fall 2015

01:00PM - 03:50PM
10:00AM - 12:50PM
Museum Exhibit Design Studio
T08:30AM - 12:50PMThesis Development: MEPD
- Museum Exhibit.& Plan. Intern.

Contact Info

Office: Anderson Hall 202
Tel: 215-717-6328
Fax: 215-717-6326