2008 - Meadow Studio
Ragdale celebrates the opening of the new Meadow Studio. Once the studio for sculptor Sylvia Shaw Judson, the original structure became dilapidated and was condemned. In 2007, Ragdale began a two-year collaboration with 4th and 5th year students from Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Architecture. Designed and built by the students with Ragdale staff and volunteers, the new Meadow Studio now serves as Ragdale's fourth visual artist's studio. Situated at the edge of the prairie and graced with a clerestory roof to allow for northern light, the Meadow Studio is an important new architectural work which enables Ragdale to further serve the Chicago area arts community.