was interviewed by
Shan Emanuelli in 2007 as directed by ArtTable for Archives of American Art.
Photo by John Weggaman
In 1986 LAX Studios was closed and the design studio of Dextra Frankel Associates opened. Leaving the University in 1991 with the honor of Professor Emeritus was a major turning point for the studio. Creative focus and professional energies were directed fully upon the studio projects. Major exhibitions for museums and galleries include:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Honolulu Academy of Art; Heard Museum
Phoenix; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff
Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall, San Rafael
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
The Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico
Union Bank History Museum, Los Angeles
Seiyu Gallery, Tokyo
California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles
Los Angles County Museum of Natural History
California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles
Minneapolis Institute of Arts; renovation of galleries for the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles and the Historic New Orleans Collection were designed by this firm
Timken Museum of Art, San Diego
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
Philadelphia Museum of Art
In 1997, The Niebaum-Coppola Centennial Museum was organized, curated and designed in Rutherford, California for Francis Ford Coppola.
Dextra Frankel continues to offer exhibition design workshops, seminars and lectures, which have been conducted at locations including Yale University, Art History and Graphic Design graduate schools; Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, Alaska; Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco; American Association of Museums conferences; Western Museum conferences; Universities of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles; University of Southern California and University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Portland, Kimball, Seattle and Phoenix Art Museums; the Ford Foundation, New York City; The Art Museum Association of America (now American Federation of Arts); Colegio Official de Arquitectos de Andalucia Occidental, Sevilla, Spain; Kikutake Architect and Associates, Tokyo; Shoko Bijutsu Company Ltd., Tokyo; Tokyo Designers, American Center, Tokyo, Japan.