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Tom discusses designing the 9/11 Memorial Museum and more with Carol Bessert

2014-07-25

VoiceAmerica: Museum Life: Designing the 9-11 Memorial Museum

 

 

An insider look at designing the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

2014-07-08

Check out Cleveland Museum of Natural History's monthly blog The Centennial Chronicle. To have a look at the integrated design approach underway, click here

 

 

Reflections on the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

2014-05-22

TEDBlog: Reflections on the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, from the lead exhibition designer Tom Hennes

 

 

Designing the National September 11th Memorial Museum: An Inside Look

2014-05-14

CBS News: Tom Hennes Interview: National September 11th Memorial Museum

 

Wall Street Journal: Designers of National September 11 Memorial Museum Focus on Visitors, article by Jennifer Maloney

 

Dwell Magazine:At Ground Zero Bedrock, the 9/11 Museum Prepares for Visitors, article by William Lamb

 

The Rising: A museum devoted to a traumatic event provides space for soaring emotions as it descends to bedrock, article by Clifford Pearson for Architectural Record

 

Getting to 9/11: How a museum's creators memorialized our collective agony, article by Justin Davidson for New York Magazine

 

WIRED Magazine:The Near-Impossible Challenge of Designing the 9/11 Museum, article by Cliff Kuang

 

New York Times: A New Story Told at Ground Zero, A guided tour of the National September 11th Memorial Museum

 

From fire trucks to shoes, National September 11 Museum artifacts to tell story, article by Jillian Jorgensen for the Staten Island Advance

 

Firm Develops the Exhibits for One of the Most Important New Museums in America

 

 

 

A look at Climate + Change

2014-04-28

Climate + Change Arts Program Vignette, created by Shashank Shrestha

 

 

A first look at the Indianapolis Zoo Orangutan Center

2014-03-23

Indy Zoo offers first glimpse at $26M Orangutan Center

 

 

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History raises nearly $39 million and plans expansion start in 2016

2014-03-07

"My hope is people will find the experience [of the new Cleveland museum] to be welcoming and accessible and exciting and that they'll come away wanting to come back" - Tom Hennes

 

Read more about the Cleveland Museum of Natural History project here

 

 

What is Discovery Park of America?

2013-09-11

Discovery Park of America Exhibit Designer Takes Us Through the New Union City Museum, interview and article by Kate Lochte

 

 

Descending Into the 'Sacred Space' of the National September 11th Memorial Museum

2013-06-30

Wall Street Journal, article by Jennifer Maloney

 

 

Tom Hennes featured in Architects + Artisans

2012-12-12

Architects & Artisans: Tom Hennes: Redefining the Museum, by Mike Welton

 

 

AIGA "Justified" Competition selects Infinite Variety for Outstanding Case Studies

2012-10-04

AIGA's "Justified" Competition: Case Study - Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

 

 

Architectural Record features Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

2012-07-13

Earth and plants serve as critical materials in helping a building integrate itself into the landscape, by Clifford A. Pearson

 

 

Steven Shaw and Oronde Wright discuss design of Sharp CES exhibit

2012-05-21

Event Design Magazine: Sharp Thinking (May-June Issue)

 

 

Thinc Design Creates Displays for MIT Museum Exhibit

2012-04-05

"Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya" opens April 13th at the MIT Museum. Read about this stunning exhibit on the Exhibitor News Network

 

 

YOU! The Experience: Virtual Heart ipad app goes live!

2012-02-29

This vibrant 13-foot-tall animated heart from MSI's YOU! The Experience is now available in convenient iPad size. Click Here

 

 

The $20 million International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo aims to help save the species

2011-12-07

Indianapolis Star: International Orangutan Center will be one of a kind, by Bill McCleery

 

 

An honorable mention for Infinite Variety

2011-12-04

New York Magazine: The Year in Art by Jerry Salz

 

 

2011-09-12

Contract Magazine: Web-Exclusive Interview - Thinc Design Principal Tom Hennes, Designer of the Exhibits at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, by John Czarnecki

 

 

On 9/11, Museums and Memories

2011-09-09

Vera Haller of the Huffington Post interviews Tom Hennes about the makings of the National September 11th Memorial Museum

 

 

How The Body Became A Museum Exhibit

2011-08-17

Hear Tom Hennes and Patricia Ward discuss 'You! The Exhibit' at the Chicago Humanities Festival.

 

 

AFC interviews Tom Hennes about the makings of Infinite Variety

2011-04-01

Infinite Variety at The Park Armory: An Interview with Exhibition Designer Tom Hennes, by Paddy Johnson

 

 

The Martha Stewart Show episode featuring Infinite Variety is now available online!

2011-03-30

Martha Stewart visits the Infinite Variety quilt exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory and discusses design and installation with Tom Hennes, Steven Shaw, and guest curator Elizabeth Warren.

 

 

See what the world is saying about Infinite Variety

2011-03-29

"Suspended in the air like magic carpets, the display of the quilts was as artistic and beautiful as the things themselves."

(Olivia Graham: V Magazine)

 

"...in an age when all our fingers seem to do is race across a keyboard, a different kind of digital handiwork done with steadfast grace and exquisite vision can afford us a glimpse of heaven on earth. "

(Simon Schama: Financial Times)

 

"On all scales, from architectural to intimate, Infinite Variety is a 360-degree immersive experience that fuses both the whole and the parts into a transcendent example of the art of exhibition design."

(Angela Reichers: Metropolis Magazine)

 

"An abundant gift that keeps on giving"

(Samuel Parker:The Last Magazine)

 

"a sight to behold"

(Marlon Bishop:WNYC)

 

"Whether our predecessors came on the Mayflower, through Ellis Island, or on the Concorde the quilts of Infinite Variety gloriously reflect our heritage and history."

(Sarah Macyshyn:New York Social Diary)

 

NTD Television: Historic Quilts Go on Exhibit in New York City

 

China TV: Largest quilt exhibition presented in New York City

 

Sky News Australia: Quilt collection of 50 years on show, NY

 

 

The Martha Stewart Show featured Infinite Variety on Monday, March 28

2011-03-27

Martha Stewart blogs about attending the installation. It's a wonderful entry and insightful preview into the show that will air Monday, March 28 on the Hallmark Channel.

 

 

Infinite Variety - a Wall Street Journal Photo of the Week

2011-03-25

The Wall Street Journal: New York Photos of the Week March 18 - March 25 (photo by Natalie Keyssar)

 

 

Prelude to Infinite Variety - Everyone's talking quilts!

2011-03-24

1stdibs Introspective Magazine: Quilts: An Extraordinary Collection, by Donna Paul

 

Curated Magazine: 650 Quilts in Magnificent Installation

 

DNAinfo.com: Quilts Take Over Park Avenue Armory, by Amy Zimmer

 

Design Observer: OBlog: 650 Quilts, by Chappell Ellison

 

Hand/Eye Magazine: Infinite Variety, by Alice Dana Spencer

 

The New York Times - City Room: Finally, Mrs. Rose (and the Public) Can See All Her Quilts, by James Barron

 

New York Magazine: Design News - Make Your Linen Closet Jealous, by Janelle Zara

 

The Huffington Post: Major Quilt Exhibit Sponsored by American Folk Art Museum Opens in NYC, by Kate Kelly

 

The Editor at Large:Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

 

 

Let the installation begin! A first-hand look at the beginnings of Infinite Variety

2011-03-23

For a look at the Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts installation in progress, check out:

 

 

 

What's Red and White, and Quilted All Over?

2011-03-19

The Wall Street Journal: What's Red and White and Quilted All Over? , by Katherine Clarke

 

 

Seeing Red (and White) in The New York Times

2011-03-18

The New York Times: T Magazine Design Blog: Seeing Red (and White), by Pilar Viladas

 

 

Full speed ahead: An update on Discovery Park of America

2011-03-17

The Messenger: Discovery Park of America Taking Major Steps Forward, by Glenda Caudle

 

 

Preview 'Infinite Variety' on Channel 13 Sunday Arts

2011-03-10

Be sure to watch Channel 13 Sunday Arts Sunday, March 13th, at 12pm, for a sneak peak at Infinite Variety.

Liz Warren takes viewers through the exhibition "Quilts: Masterworks from the Collection of the American Folk Art Museum" and ends her talk with images of "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts". It's a great preview of the quilt extravaganza!

 

If you missed it, the segment is now viewable on Youtube! To view, click here

 

 

'Infinite Variety' featured on QuiltMag.com!

2011-02-10

QuiltMag.com: "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts", by Linda Smoker

 

 

Gravity Free Design Conference Speaker Video is now available online!

2011-02-08

Every GRAVITY FREE program showcases some of the most remarkable designers

in the world. See and hear Tom Hennes speak at the Gravity Free Design Conference

 

 

Unprecedented Quilt Extravaganza at Park Avenue Armory Highlight of the Museum's Year of the Quilt

2011-02-03

Broadway World.com: American Folk Art Museum Presents Infinite Variety

 

 

Crazy For Quilts!

2011-02-02

Architectural Record-Notebook: Crazy Quilt Installation by Thinc Design, posted by Jenna McKnight

 

 

'Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts' Featured in National Geographic Traveler

2011-01-28

National Geographic Traveler: Red, White, and Quilted By Giovanna Palatucci

 

 

Thinc Design Takes Quilting Up A Notch at the American Folk Art Museum

2011-01-01

Event Design Magazine (December 2010/January 2011 Edition): Quilting Bee

 

 

Unprecedented Exhibition by Thinc Design with American Folk Art Museum

2010-11-08

Read about this exciting project at IDSA-Industrial Designers Society of America

 

 

Tom Hennes Speaks at The Chicago Humanities Festival

2010-10-26

Did you miss "How The Body Became A Museum Exhibit" - a conversation between Tom and MSI Director of Science and Technology, Patricia Ward? Read about the event on Chicago Humanities.org.

 

 

NY1 Preview of the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Memorial Exhibition

2010-10-21

WTC Memorial To Display Momentos of Attack Victims

 

 

Interpretive planner eyes Discovery Park with enthusiasm

2010-09-15

The Messenger: Interview with Senior Interpretive Planner - Madeline Chinnici, By Glenda Caudle

 

 

9/11 Memorial Preview Site reaches 1 millionth visitor

2010-09-05

ArtDaily.org: 9/11 Memorial Preview Site Reaches One Millionth Visitor

 

 

Projected vision comes to life with the "Giant Heart"

2010-08-16

Systems Contractor News: AV Illuminates The Museums Market, by Karen Mitchell

 

 

"The museum seems destined to become one of the most remarkable memorial structures in America"

2010-08-10

First Look: The 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero (In Progress Pics & Video), by Cliff Kuang (Co. Design)

 

 

Rebuilding at Ground Zero: an exclusive behind-the-scenes video

2010-07-29

Fox News NY: Exclusive Tour of World Trade Center Video

Behind the scenes-underground construction at Ground Zero, featuring designs by Thinc and Local Projects for the National September 11th Memorial Museum

 

 

Excitement is flying high for Discovery Park of America

2010-06-16

The Messenger: Excitement Taking Off for Discovery Exhibit, By Glenda Caudle

 

 

The Unveiling: Miami Science Museum's final designs

2010-05-27

The Miami Herald: Final Design for Miami Science Museum Opens to Views, By Andres Viglucci

 

 

"You! The Experience" receives an Honorable Mention from ID Magazine

2010-05-25

The Giant Heart, created for "You! The Experience" at MSI Chicago, received an Honorable Mention in the Interactive category of ID Magazine's Annual Design Review. Read about it on the Exhibitor News Network

 

 

 

See what visitors are saying about "You! The Experience"

2010-05-17

USA Today: Hot Exhibits Make Science Accessible, and Lots of Fun, By Mary Brophy Marcus

 

 

The National September 11 Memorial Exhibition

2010-05-12

9/11 Memorial Exhibition Archive: View A Preliminary Draft Design Study of the Memorial Exhibition

Victim Video Tributes at 9/11 Museum, By Amy Westfeldt, Associated Press Writer

The Memo Blog: Family & Friends of Victims Needed for Commemorative Memorial Exhibition

 

 

Imagination, Uniqueness, and Passion

2010-05-12

The Messenger: Exhibit Designer: Imagination Key for DPA Adventure, By Glenda Caudle

The Messenger: Hennes Looks for The Unique, By Glenda Caudle

 

 

High-Tech Museums:The Future is Now (Archi-Tech)

2010-05-01

Read Tom's Thoughts on Gesture Recognition in Museums (article by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett )

 

 

New design developments released for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

2010-04-08

9/11 Museum to Recreate Post-Attack Landscape, By Amy Westfeldt, Associated Press Writer

NY1: Officials Unveil 9/11 Memorial Details

The Memo Blog: New Images of 9/11 Memorial Museum Exhibition Design Studies

 

 

Preview the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

2010-03-25

NY Times: At Ground Zero Museum, Voices of 9/11, By Andy Newman

 

 

Impressive community commitment for "Discovery Park of America".

2010-02-05

The Messenger: Community Commitment for DPA Impressive, By Glenda H. Caudle

 

 

"Discovery Park of America" - Thinc visits Union City, Tennessee.

2010-01-27

The Messenger: Discovery Park Back On Track As Architects, Others Chart Course, By Glenda H. Caudle

 

Blooloop.com: Thinc Design Selected for Discovery Park of America Tourist Attraction

 

The Miami Science Museum unveils it's "ultramodern," conceptual design.

2009-09-29

The Miami Herald: Miami Science Museum Envisioned As a Natural Wonder, By Andres Viglucci

 

 

"New Amsterdam" exhibit opens at the South Street Seaport.

2009-09-14

The New York Post: Dutch 'Treaty', By Rebecca Rosenberg