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Timeline Photos
06/20/2019

Timeline Photos

Gift Horse by Hans Haacke
06/20/2019

Gift Horse by Hans Haacke

Looking forward to seeing you NEXT Saturday!DreamBox Gallery  at 2415 W. North Ave Chicago 60647
11/02/2018

Looking forward to seeing you NEXT Saturday!

DreamBox Gallery at 2415 W. North Ave Chicago 60647

Save the date and join artist Carmella Saraceno for the Closing Reception of Hiding in Public - Conversation Pieces.

Saturday, November 10th from 12pm-4pm

Quick prune-up to keep the shop and office looking summer-ready! Handy gardening done by Jeff Yonkus
06/20/2018

Quick prune-up to keep the shop and office looking summer-ready! Handy gardening done by Jeff Yonkus

“Just the beginning:” Crews begin process of removing Sculpture Milwaukee exhibits ahead of winter
11/06/2017
“Just the beginning:” Crews begin process of removing Sculpture Milwaukee exhibits ahead of winter

“Just the beginning:” Crews begin process of removing Sculpture Milwaukee exhibits ahead of winter

MILWAUKEE -- The world's largest outdoor art gallery was being packed up Tuesday, October 24th. The works of art popped up along Wisconsin Avenue this spring. On Tuesday, crews worked to remove the sculptures for winter -- but officials are already planning a comeback. If the cold, wet, windy weathe...

Methods & Materials's cover photo
08/26/2017

Methods & Materials's cover photo

36' tall protective tower around a Tony Rosenthal sculpture at IU Bloomington, INConstruction and remodel to commence so...
08/10/2017

36' tall protective tower around a Tony
Rosenthal sculpture at IU Bloomington, IN
Construction and remodel to commence soon at Eskenazi Museum of Art, and I. M. Pei building. Thanks to Pete Wilson for scale.

This is the upper section of one of the 10 dioramas  being moved from the Bell Museum of Natural History at the Universi...
06/22/2017

This is the upper section of one of the 10 dioramas being moved from the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota

02/21/2017
Cleveland Clinic in Your Community

Check out our recent installation of Eva Rothschild's "Live Edge" for the Cleveland Clinic:

Joanne Cohen, Executive Director and Curator Art Program, Arts & Medicine Institute and sculptor Eva Rothschild discuss Rothschild’s Taussig Cancer Center commission, "Live Edge", a 22 foot-tall sculpture, constructed in painted aluminum and made up of seven triangles of decreasing size.

“The physical construction of the sculpture relies on the fact that each single element requires the others for support - creating a system that perhaps has some parallels with patient experience,” Rothschild says.

Prominent sculpture on SIUE campus goes into storage for possible relocation
12/12/2016
Prominent sculpture on SIUE campus goes into storage for possible relocation

Prominent sculpture on SIUE campus goes into storage for possible relocation

EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Erin Vigneau Dimrick, collections manager for the University Museum at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, is pleased as punch to tell you about Plumb Bob. “Ten holes across, 48 holes down,” says Vigneau Dimrick. “There’s 480 elements hanging from the sculpture.”

Concrete Happenings
09/28/2016
Concrete Happenings

Concrete Happenings

"This is not just any vehicle rendered immobile with nearly 14 tons of a hardened sand, aggregate and cement slurry, however. It is a 1957 Cadillac DeVille that was entombed by German artist Wolf Vostell, a leader of the Fluxus movement, in a 1970 public performance near the old site of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art... Concrete Traffic, is, in fact, the largest remaining artifact of Fluxus."

Freshly painted and reinstalled in Des Moines!
08/23/2016

Freshly painted and reinstalled in Des Moines!

Mark di Suvero, T8 - Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, IA
07/28/2016

Mark di Suvero, T8 - Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, IA

Happy 4th of July from the M&M Crew!
07/01/2016

Happy 4th of July from the M&M Crew!

Bryan gets himself into the strangest places!
06/02/2016

Bryan gets himself into the strangest places!

Deborah Butterfield @ Zolla/Lieberman Gallery
05/14/2016

Deborah Butterfield @ Zolla/Lieberman Gallery

The old wedge trick... Moving the Haymarket Monument in Chicago this morning.
05/12/2016

The old wedge trick... Moving the Haymarket Monument in Chicago this morning.

Yesterday, we de-installed Ursula von Rydingsvard's, Bronze Bowl with Lace from the Bluhm Family Terrace at AIC. Beautif...
04/22/2016

Yesterday, we de-installed Ursula von Rydingsvard's, Bronze Bowl with Lace from the Bluhm Family Terrace at AIC. Beautiful sculpture.

Touch of green
04/08/2016

Touch of green

Methods & Materials
04/08/2016

Methods & Materials

M&M Crew installing a Henry Moore sculpture in Louisville, KY.
03/03/2016

M&M Crew installing a Henry Moore sculpture in Louisville, KY.

Color
02/11/2016

Color

The M&M Crew installed a very large sculpture entitled "Artists Monument" by Tony Tasset. The monument pays tribute to nearly 400,000 artists whose names were culled from the Internet. It is located in Grant Park near S. Michigan and 9th. Check it out!

The M&M Crew installed a very large sculpture entitled "Artists Monument" by Tony Tasset. The monument pays tribute to n...
02/11/2016

The M&M Crew installed a very large sculpture entitled "Artists Monument" by Tony Tasset. The monument pays tribute to nearly 400,000 artists whose names were culled from the Internet. It is located in Grant Park near S. Michigan and 9th. Check it out!

01/11/2016
Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

Eva Hesse was born on this day in 1936. In this video, watch curator Dana Miller, head preparator Joshua Rosenblatt, and staff install Hesse's No Title (1969–70) at the new Whitney.

Santa sighting at the M&M Holiday Dinner this weekend! Lovely dinner! Cheers! #polaroidfun
12/21/2015

Santa sighting at the M&M Holiday Dinner this weekend! Lovely dinner! Cheers! #polaroidfun

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1749 N Harding Ave
Chicago, IL
60647

General information

Established in Chicago in 1990, Methods & Materials, Inc. is dedicated to fine art rigging, assembly, installation, re-location, and de-installation of large-scale objects, and to the careful handling of valuable artifacts. Our complete design, fabrication, and storage facilities, coupled with decades of experience, ensure that Methods & Materials will customize a safe, efficient, and economical solution specific to our clients' needs. Carmella Saraceno - Founder / President Roger J. Machin - Director of Field Operations / Director Travus Copeland - Peter Kenar - Jeff Yonkus - Ryan Campagna - John DeLuca - Rafa Serrano - Rona Horst - Kelly Madeline Dolan - Project Coordinator

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(773) 772-2100

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