Sophisticated space for hands-on learning

Borzello Art Gallery

Knox College

Galesburg, Illinois

  • Art
  • Exhibit Space

Project Story

The Borzello Art Gallery was designed as a working laboratory, where students will be trained in all facets of museum and gallery work, from curatorial research to the designing of didactics (descriptive text that accompanies the art), and the physical design and installation of exhibits.

Constructed within the Ford Center for Fine Arts, the new gallery was designed to be flexible and accommodating for rotating exhibits and is meticulously detailed with polished concrete floors, plaster walls, and a highly flexible lighting system. The technologically sophisticated space allows the college to feature pieces from leading artists around the world, while giving students the chance to learn all facets of museum and gallery work.

  • Size

    2,700 SF

  • Status

    Completed 2018