Exhibit Research & Design Consultant
Ms. Rita Organ brings over 23 years of experience in museum curation, exhibit & project development, acquisition of artifacts, program planning, community engagement and budget management. Her career began at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History where she served as the Production Assistant for a rhythm and blues symposium which initiated her education of the Blues and Muddy Waters. Rita went on to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis establishing its first permanent African American gallery and thereafter, assisted in the move and opening of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati) was where Rita’s knowledge of exhibits, collections and architectural interface were instrumental in the successful opening of the Center. Prior to the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the nation’s capital, she served as a consultant identifying artifacts for the museum’s permanent collection. Her work includes Indiana AA Historic Preservation and most recently, Rita delved back into the Blues world reconnecting with Muddy Waters as a project manager with Solid Light, Inc. for the Delta Blues Museum.