Sarah Nicole Tanner

  • What I do, where I work

  • I design and develop exhibits for the Detroit Science Center Exhibit Shop. Currently I am working on Insulin Within, a 2,500 square foot traveling exhibit opening in November 2009; and Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato, a 10,000 square foot traveling exhibit opening in October 2009.

  • Current position

  • Exhibit Designer at Detroit Science Center

Earlier positions

  • Technical Director at Mosaic Youth Theatre

  • Scenic Designer at Wayne State University

  • Project Director at The Public Art Project


  • More about me

  • I’m a scenic and exhibit designer, painter, sculptor, mom, bad gardener, good cook…

    I wish I was a good gardener. Art is important to me. I love food. I don’t like baby talk or animals wearing clothes and/or sunglasses. Or babies wearing sunglasses. I think the word ointment is creepy.

    I studied painting intensively before studying and practicing scenic design, now I want to marry all my background into exhibit design to find where the audience meets the road…the what and why come before the how and don’t forget it!!!