Children’s Discovery Museum wins IAM Award for “Healthy Me” Exhibit

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Mar 15, 2022 in

The Children’s Discovery Museum (CDM) won an Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) Award of Excellence for its new “Healthy Me” exhibit. IAM announced the honor Thursday, March 10 during its annual awards ceremony, held virtually over Zoom. Museum Executive Director Beth Whisman says the award is “a great honor and triumph” for museum staff, local …

The Harley-Davidson Museum announces plans to reshape its campus

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 22, 2022 in

With two all-new retail stores, a greatly enhanced Experience Gallery and a soon-to-be-completed year-round event building, the H-D Museum aims to solidify Milwaukee’s rep as the motorcycle mecca. Harley Davidson told you they were going to rev it up in 2022. With travel and tourism set to come roaring back, the Harley-Davidson Museum is announcing plans to …

New Field Museum exhibit brings to life Jurassic oceans

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This article was originally published in the Chicago Sun Times by Madeline Kenney A St. Francis de Sales High School teacher on Tuesday encouraged her students to gather around a big glass box displaying a more than 100 million-year-old fossil near the entrance of a new exhibit at the Field Museum. She asked if they …

2022 AIA Awards – Interior Architecture – Chicago Architecture Center

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 10, 2022 in

Congratulations to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and the Chicago Architecture Center for winning the 2022 AIA Interior Architecture Award! Ravenswood Studio is proud to be the fabrication partner for several of the exhibits at the Chicago Architecture Center including Building Tall, Housing for A Changing Nation, and Chicago: City of Big Data. You …

Exhibition Tips: Supply Chains, Labor and Other Potential Production Challenges

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jan 11, 2022 in

This article was originally published on the Association of Midwest Museums Blog. We’ve been curious about the impact of the pandemic on various aspects of museum work – particularly exhibition planning and production – and have reached out to our colleagues within the AMM network to get their “boots on the ground” perspective. This article …

‘Revitalizing’ a historic neighborhood: Liberty Park Library opens

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 12, 2021 in

This article was originally published in The Spokesman-Review by Adam Shanks. The new Liberty Park Library isn’t just full of books – it is itself a story. It starts with tales of the community center busing kids to the library downtown instead of the library branch next door, where the meetings rooms were too small …

Spokane Public Library Teases New Playspaces at Updated Branches

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Oct 27, 2021 in

When passing a capital bond in 2018, voters indicated their number one priority was improved children’s areas. Not one to take this request lightly, Spokane Public Library engaged Luci Creative and Ravenswood Studio, Inc. to develop, fabricate, and install six whimsical children’s spaces with a consistent theme for the Central, Shadle Park, Liberty Park, Hillyard, …

Ford House wins AMM Best Practices Award

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Oct 13, 2021 in

This year’s Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) Best Practices Award recipient is the Ford House! The historic estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford opened its first major expansion in over 90 years to the public May 26, 2021 — a 40,000 square-foot Visitor Center and 17,000 square-foot Administration Building. The state-of-the-art project added event spaces and exhibition …

ComEd Invites Local Students to Build Their Own Mars Rovers for ‘Mission to Mars’

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 01, 2021 in

Nearly 100 STEM students participated in ComEd’s ‘Mission to Mars,’ where the local students build their own Mars Rover and navigate the robots through various ‘Marscapes’ at an in-person event. Ravenswood Studio fabricated several different ‘Marscapes’ tracks for the mini robots to follow. We spent several weeks testing the rovers ourselves, creative challenging but fun …

Spokane Public Library: Imaginative And Whimsical Children’s Playspaces

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Aug 06, 2021 in

This article was originally published in Patch News from a press release by the Spokane Public Library. Six of our new and renovated libraries opening in 2021 and 2022 will include fun and whimsical children’s playspaces designed by Luci Creative. Improved children’s spaces were the number one facility improvement requested by the public when the …

Ravenswood Studio Names Mark Ewing as Chief Operation Officer

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Aug 02, 2021 in

Ewing Brings Both Front and Back of the House Experience to the Newly Created Position Ravenswood Studio, a custom fabrication company that builds exhibits for museums and corporations and scenery for movies, tv, and theatrical productions, welcomes Mark Ewing as its Chief Operating Officer. Ewing will work in partnership with President and Owner, Michael Shapiro …

Wildly Successful VAN GOGH FOR ALL Interactive Exhibit Returns August 15

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jul 01, 2021 in

This article was originally published in Broadway World Chicago by Alexa Criscitiello. From Starry Nights to Yellow Houses, the Instagrammable experience returns for a limited time to enchant and inspire at an all-new location on the Mag Mile. Step into the 19th-century genius of Vincent van Gogh’s incredible works this Summer as the exhibit that …

Shadle library renovations close to completion, expected to open this fall

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 16, 2021 in

This article was originally published in KXLY.com by Kaitlin Knapp. Families in the Shadle area will soon be able to enjoy the community’s library again. It has been closed since December 2019. The renovation is one piece of a bigger project. In 2018, voters passed a $77 million bond to build three new libraries and …

Explore Life’s Beginnings at a Free Science Exhibit

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 15, 2021 in

This article was originally published on Channel 4 News by Alysia Gray Painter. Many of the talented teams overseeing our local museums spent a good deal of time during the pandemic’s closures to rethink, well, just about everything to do with the institutions they so handily helm. And at the California Science Center? That thorough …

Breaking Ground for a Landscape in Light

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 27, 2021 in

This article was originally published on the Art Institute of Chicago’s website by Elizabeth McGoey. Dazzling to behold and impressive in its scale, the Hartwell Memorial Window—on view beginning May 27—is among the most complex stained glass landscapes produced in America. Soaring 25 feet high, the sublime scene captures Mount Chocorua, one of New England’s most …

Art Institute of Chicago’s Tiffany window a monumental acquisition

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 25, 2021 in

This article was originally published in the Chicago Sun-Times by Kyle MacMillan The Art Institute of Chicago already owned some major creations by the Tiffany Studios, but its holdings took a giant leap forward in 2018, when it acquired a dazzling 26-by-18-foot church window depicting Mount Chocorua in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The …

New Ford House visitor center, opening next week, tells family’s story with photos, videos

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 19, 2021 in

This article was originally published in The Detroit News by Maureen Feighan Step inside the new visitor center at Ford House, the home and estate of Henry Ford’s only child, Edsel, wife Eleanor and their four kids, and you won’t just learn about the prominent family’s story. You’ll see it. The gorgeous 40,000-square-foot center, designed to look like …

Ford Stock – Final touches: Ford House preparing for public opening

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Mar 18, 2021 in

This article was originally published in Fintech Zoom by Judy Simms. As part of a plan developed in 2012 to restore, reconstruct and rehabilitate the historic Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, the long-awaited public opening of the estate’s new visitor center and administration building is just around the corner. Construction is complete; landscaping and signage …

Perfecting Playtime: Designing and Building with Kids in Mind

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Mar 11, 2021 in

There are few things as heartwarming as seeing a child gleefully enjoying playtime. It doesn’t matter if it is spontaneous or structured, play is an important part of child development. Whether you’re planning a museum exhibit for children, a family reading nook at a public library, or a playspace in a shopping mall, there is …

New Witte exhibition gives visitors an inside look at the machinery of bodies

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 08, 2021 in

This article was originally published in the San Antonio Report by James Courtney. A new exhibit at the Witte Museum invites attendees to consider the role that physics plays in the day to day activities of living things. On loan from the Field Museum in Chicago, The Machine Inside: Biomechanics offers an interactive, multimodal look at the …