Field Museum Announces new Traveling Exhibit – Death: Life’s Greatest Mystery

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jul 17, 2022 in

Consider your own big questions about death as you explore natural and cultural responses to life’s inevitable conclusion. This post is originally from the Field Museum’s blog. Challenge what you think you know about death. In Death: Life’s Greatest Mystery, explore cultural and biological perspectives that hold possible answers to some of life’s biggest questions. …

Get the first look inside Pittsburgh’s Moonshot Museum

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 27, 2022 in

This article and video were originally posted on NEXT Pittsburgh. We get a tour of the soon-to-open Moonshot Museum on this installment of Yinzer Backstage Pass. Pittsburgh’s space robotics company Astrobotic is housing the museum inside its Manchester headquarters. Sam Moore, the museum’s executive director, gives Boaz a sneak peek at the exhibits under construction and shows off one of …

Next Stop: AAM in Boston

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 16, 2022 in

The American Alliance of Museums is back in person, and we couldn’t be more excited to be attending. Schedule a time to meet with Mark Ewing and Justin Hensley to learn about Ravenswood Studio’s exciting projects, and to chat about yours. COME TO A SESSION Mark Ewing will be a panelist on “Traveling Exhibitions: Project Planning When Your Crystal Ball is …

It’s Playtime at ACM InterActivity!

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 09, 2022 in

Ravenswood Studio is excited to be attending the Association of Children’s Museums’ (ACM) InterActivity May 16-18. Look for us on the Expo Floor where we will be premiering the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, a project we are fabricating in partnership with ACM and Blue Rhino Design. Mary Kegel and Matthew Russell will be showing off prototypes …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

FIX Exhibit Wins Best Practice Award from Association of Midwest Museums

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Oct 09, 2020 in

Congratulations to our friends at the Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites for their Association of Midwest Museums‘ Best Practices Award! The Best Practices Award, which is given to a cultural institution that has demonstrated thought-leadership through innovative programming and museum practices, goes to ISM for their exhibit, FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis. Ravenswood Studio was …

Art Institute acquires huge Tiffany stained glass window

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 14, 2020 in

This article was originally published in the Chicago Tribune by Steve Johnson. Ravenswood Studio is providing fabrication support to the Art Institute of Chicago for this exhibit. The Art Institute has acquired a huge Tiffany stained glass church window that it will display prominently and is predicting will become a “museum icon,” the Chicago museum …