Musical Instrument Museum
The Musical Instrument Museum, located in Phoenix, Arizona houses an extensive collection of instruments from over 200 countries and territories around the world. The newly constructed museum opened in April of 2010 and includes over 75,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Argo was responsible for establishing and instituting the mount making processes and procedures. Together with a team of mount makers that argo hired and managed, they designed and fabricated over 3,500 custom instrument mounts for display. Argo was an integral part of the installation process in collaboration with the curatorial and conservation staff. Project Images
Deer Valley Rock Art Center
The Deer Valley Rock Art Center located in Phoenix, Arizona is comprised of a museum, a nature preserve and archaeological site. The center is home to the largest concentration of Native American rock art in the Phoenix Valley.
Undergoing a renovation in 2011, argo was hired to assist in the design and fabrication of the new vision for the Center. In collaboration with the Director, argo designed, fabricated and installed custom display cases, activity stations, museum furniture and mounts for petroglyphs, pottery, arrowheads and other artifacts found at the site. Project Images
Tohono O'odham Cultural Center and Museum
The Tohono O’odham Museum is located in Topawa, in southern Arizona. The museum houses a collection of objects and artifacts, tracing the history of the Native tribe as well as the work of many contemporary Tohono O’odham artists.
From the early development of the Tohono O’odham Museum, argo was involved in the design process, producing detailed CAD renderings of case layouts and object placement. Argo was responsible for designing, fabricating and installing all of the custom brass object mounts for the permanent installation. Argo has since returned on several occasions to assist with the installation of new exhibits in the revolving gallery. Project Images
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
Designed by award winning architect Will Bruder, SMoCA has over 18,500 square feet of exhibit space and an extensive permanent collection. Since it’s founding in 1999 it has been a leading Contemporary Art venue in Arizona.
Argo works with SMoCA on an ongoing basis providing a range of services from full-scale project management to fabrication of crates and exhibit furniture to single day installation assistance.Project Images
Heard Museum North
The Heard Museum North, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, was created to broaden the visibility of the Heard Museum's extensive collection. The Heard Museum has a renowned collection of Native American art and artifacts and continues to foster the work of both established and emerging Native American artists.
The Heard Museum North is comprised of one permanent and one rotating exhibition space. Argo fabricated and installed all of the case furniture for the permanent exhibit which included Navaho and Hopi textiles and jewelry, Kachina dolls and pottery. Project Images
Scottsdale Public Art
The Scottsdale Public Art program has developed one of the most expansive programs in the state of Arizona, earning it local, regional and national awards.
Scottsdale Public Art contracts argo for a broad range of services including design consultations, installation, sculpture maintenance and repair and the fabrication of exhibit displays including walls, pedestals, mounts and crates. Project Images
The Grand Canyon Wild West Experience
The Grand Canyon Wild West Experience is located in Tusayan, Arizona, just 5 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The museum focuses on the history of the American West and the Native cultures from the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau.
From the onset of the project until completion, argo was involved in several aspects of its development. Argo assisted the curator with object selection and placement, producing detailed CAD renderings of case layouts. Argo designed and fabricated all of the custom display and label mounts, which included brass, steel and fabric costume mounts. The installation, led by argo, included the installation of all objects, artifacts and graphics. Project Images