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 …

Gun Violence Memorial Project Wins Award

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 18, 2020 in

Congratulations to MASS Design Group and all of partners involved with The Gun Violence Memorial Project. It was recently named the recipient of San Francisco Design Week‘s Altruistic/Non-profit Design Award. We are so honored to be the fabricator of such a powerful project. You can see the award here. You can learn more about the Gun Violence Memorial …

On the Road Again: 6 Things to Remember When Building a Traveling Exhibit

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 14, 2020 in

With the world slowly “reopening,” visitors are eager to get back into attractions, including museums. With safe and precautious reopenings happening in different stages across the world, so too are the shipment and installation of traveling exhibits. People who express interest in visiting a museum sometimes skip the trip because they feel there is nothing …

Victoria the T. rex is on display at the Arizona Science Center. Here’s why kids will love it

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 26, 2019 in

This post was originally featured on azcentral.com by Weldon B. Johnson, Arizona Republic The first encounter with Victoria the Tyrannosaurus rex — the Arizona Science Center’s latest special attraction — lets visitors know there’s more to this experience than simply gazing at a big skeleton. Before the bones are revealed, you’ll watch a 3-minute video that introduces the dinosaur that …

Karkomi Holocaust Exhibiton Updates

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 20, 2019 in

Extensive updates to the core Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum serves to debunk the myth that Jews did not resist during the Holocaust. New exhibition galleries showcase armed, physical resistance in occupied Europe during the Holocaust.A semi-immersive environment throughout the exhibits helps visitors connect to the story. The ghetto uprising space, comprised …

Being Flexible: Bending to the needs of Victoria the T. rex

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 26, 2019 in

Ravenswood Studio is currently fabricating the exhibit and interactives to accompany the new traveling exhibition: Victoria the T. rex. Victoria is the second most complete T. rex fossil to tour. For her new environment, Ravenswood needed to create eight curved walls with a modern twist on foliage. Each wall piece was curved at exactly 11 …

Children's Museum Exhibit Fabrication - Sound Playground - Chicago Children's Museum

Sound Playground at Chicago Children’s Museum

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 03, 2019 in

Recently completed for the Sound Playground exhibit at Chicago Children’s Museum, the Ravenswood Studio team fabricated two imaginative, interactive components where visitors are invited to hear, feel, and create their own sensory experiences. “Big Boom” is a custom designed, 6-foot drum that children and adults can walk inside and operate with an oversized foot pedal. …

Ravenswood Studio - Garfield Park Conservatory - Graphic Panel Fabrication

Garfield Park Conservatory: Graphic Panel Refresh

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 19, 2019 in

Just completed at the Garfield Park Conservatory! Check out this Luci Creative developed and designed interpretive graphic panel refresh. The Ravenswood Studio team fabricated 11 of these 34″ x 17″ visitor enrichment graphics throughout 6 Garfield Park Conservatory exhibits. To maximize both a vibrant and modern aesthetic, and ensure durability in challenging and humid surroundings, …

In Search of Earth’s Secrets: A Pop-Up Science Encounter

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Feb 12, 2019 in

Ravenswood Studio engineered and built eight interactive elements for this traveling pop-up exhibit that demonstrate how the sub-seafloor’s rocks and sediments can reveal the scientific secrets about Earth’s development and ancient history. The exhibit is based on the ambitious International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and its flagship research vessel JOIDES Resolution (JR). Ravenswood Studio fabricators …

Halls of the Pacific at the Field Museum

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 08, 2018 in

Ravenswood Studio fabricated these lighted standalone pillars for each Pacific Island region and culture in one of the older galleries of the Field Museum. This gallery has one of the world’s best collections of Pacific Islands artifacts. Luci Creative used the beautifully crafted artifacts as inspiration for details and designs of the pillars. Besides representing …