Openlands Lakeshore Preserve Art Installations Receive National Recognition

June 5, 2013

The Openlands Lakeshore Preserve features inspiring art installations in Bartlett Ravine and on the northern end of its Lake Michigan shoreline. Recently, the label writing describing those works of art won national recognition.

The American Alliance of Museums' (AAM) Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition has recognized two object and concept labels from the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve’s Art of Nature exhibit.

The Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing competition recognizes “outstanding and innovate label writing in museums, zoos, aquariums, universities, and libraries.” The compeititon's selections were chosen by a panel of four jurors.

Learn more about the Lakeshore Preserve's Art of Nature exhibit, including Vivian Visser's "Erode" and Olivia Petrides' "Leaf Prism" installations by watching video interviews with the artists to the right of this page.

As part of their recognition, “Erode” and “Leaf Prism” were showcased at this year’s AAM Annual Meeting and Museum Expo in May in Baltimore along with the competition jurors’ other 12 selections. This year, the Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition received over 155 label submissions.

The Openlands Lakeshore Preserve is open to the public throughout the year. Click here to learn more about the area and plan your visit.

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