Legacy of impact
The Jackie Robinson Foundation collaborated with Gensler on a new museum design to celebrate the extraordinary life of one of the most important Americans of the 20th century.
With a museum centered around a well-known historical figure, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, guided by the vision of Rachel Robinson, wanted to tell Jackie’s story in a contemporary way that would resonate with visitors of all ages and walks of life.
The museum chronicles the deeply personal story arc of Robinson’s prolific life, highlighting the many layers of his achievement in an engaging context, and allowing visitors to relate to the racism and prejudice Robinson encountered beyond the baseball field.
Designed to create a memorable experience for everyone, the exhibits integrate physical artifacts, historic media, didactic information, and interactive digital exhibits. Highlights include an interactive exhibit of Ebbett’s Field celebrating ‘Game Day’ in 1940’s Brooklyn, ‘42 Voices’ featuring diverse figures impacted by Jackie, and an immersive media space documenting Jackie’s personal journey.
- Architectural Services
- Brand Design
- Content Design & Production
- Digital Experience Design
- Exhibit Design
- Interior Design
- Signage & Wayfinding