Who We Are

Agitators, Activators & Advocates

Unlike traditional cultural producers, Exhibits of Humanity has over 10 years of experience in exhibit design, museums and community organizing. Our past exhibitions have focused on the rights of undocumented students, sexism in the workplace, educational rights and the experience of birth mothers within the adoption triangle. We are based in Los Angeles, California.

Mission Driven

As a mission-driven business, we don’t work with just anyone; we choose to collaborate with organizations that share our beliefs and values in creating a more just, inclusive, diverse and radical society.

We Believe In

  • The soft power of exhibitions

  • Collaboration and inclusivity

  • Experimentation and risk-taking

  • Human-centric design

The Founder


Emma Thorne-Christy is an exhibition designer with a background in community organizing, cultural studies, and spatial design. Her past clients include the Skirball Cultural Center, Broad, Autry Museum of the American West, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens, Library Foundation of Los Angeles and Chinese American Museum. Most recently, she and colleague Debi van Zyl designed Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

While working towards her M.F.A. in Design, Emma began to see parallels between her previous life as a community organizer and the museum exhibitions she was studying. Her thesis focused on the power of storytelling in exhibitions, and the potential for community organizers and museum professionals to join forces in galvanizing the public to become more politically active.