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 …

Ravenswood Studio Named Top 50 Fabricator by Event Marketer

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jan 11, 2021 in

Ravenswood Studio is excited to announce we have been named one of the Top 50 fabricators by Event Marketer! Thank you so much for recognizing us! If you are interested in custom fabrication services, reach out to us at hello@ravenswoodstudio.com. We are excited to help you bring your project to life.

A Strong Partner When You Need One: Michael Shapiro Reflects on 2020

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Dec 11, 2020 in

I think it’s safe to say that this year hasn’t been easy on any of us. We have all adjusted the way we operate to keep our team members safe, while continuing to support our clients. This year has tested us in ways I have never seen in my almost 40 years in the industry. …

Going Green: How Ravenwood Studio is Reducing Their Environmental Impact

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 16, 2020 in

Michael Shapiro has always been interested in ways to “go green.” He drives an electric car, his family grows their own vegetables and herbs, and of course, recycles as much as possible. It comes as no surprise that his personal desire to reduce his carbon footprint floats over to his professional life. “We probably go …

You won’t see most important changes to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, set to open in April

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Oct 20, 2020 in

This article was originally featured in the Detroit Free Press by Chanel Stitt Grosse Pointe Shores will soon have a newly renovated Visitor Center and Administration Building at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House estate. Large windows and a balcony on the second floor of the Visitor Center will give event attendees a breathtaking view of Ford’s Cove …

Safety First: Keeping Crews Protected On-site During COVID-19

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Oct 15, 2020 in

It has become clear that the impact and the need to change how we work because of COVID-19 is going to be part of our businesses for a long time. To keep businesses operating through the pandemic, we have seen many organizations shift to working at home. Unfortunately, the work of Ravenswood Studio, exhibit fabrication, …

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 …

Ravenswood Studio Featured on “Get Down to Business” with Shalom Klein

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 22, 2020 in

Thank you so much to Shalom Klein for having Ravenswood Studio, Inc. and Luci Creative as guests on your weekly radio show, Get Down to Business. We had a lot of fun, and we look forward to joining you again! You can listen to Get Down to Business with Shalom Klein on Sundays 6:00 pm on AM 560 The Answer. The …

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 …

Black Lives Matter.

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 15, 2020 in

Many have reckoned with the facts of race in America for generations, while others are just coming to the table. At Ravenswood Studio we are making a commitment to ensure that the crowd around the table continues to grow through the work that we do. Our client partners are cultural, corporate, and civic institutions who …

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 …