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Jul152009

Art Crush Wednesday: Split Rock Studios

Today’s post is to celebrate the work of my talented museum exhibit designer husband and his employer, Split Rock Studios. I’m very excited to report that after a lengthy 3-year renovation, their redesign of the historic Ford's Theatre Museum is now open to the public!

My husband was one of 2 designers on this project, and you can catch glimpses of the 3-D fly-through he rendered in the clip above. I like to brag that it was my husband’s work on the proposal that won them the contract, though he’ll tell you otherwise I’m sure. They have a great team of exhibit designers, graphic designers, muralists, fabricators, project managers, and support personnel at Split Rock Studios. The company has been very good to us over the years and I regard them as the best in the business.

Be sure to view the whole video for glimpses into the gorgeous exhibit! Check out The Washington Times and The Washington Post for some nice buzz about the re-opening, plus a nice review from The New York Times. If you’re in the DC metro area, you should definitely stop by to see it for yourself.

Reader Comments (4)

Very cool exhibit! I enjoyed the photos of all the artifacts, especially the photo album of all John Wilkes Booth's girlfriends. I found this artifact particularly humorous.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl Kalberer

So many congratulations to you both! What's next for Split Rock Studios?

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChandler
Indeed, Cheryl! Apparently Booth was quite the handsome fella and very popular with the ladies. Too bad he was very racist and you know, a murderer.

Thanks for your kind words, Chandler! Phase 2 of this project, the Peterson House renovation (where Lincoln died), begins next year.
July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Rodriguez

Hi Christina, how's it going?

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBluestocking

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