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Cranbrook Art Museum’s collections document outstanding examples of art, architecture, craft, and design from the 20th and 21st centuries, with a special interest in recognizing the history and innovations of Cranbrook and the achievements of its artists. Browse 100 highlights from our holdings of nearly 6,000 objects below.
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Eli Harvey

Recumbent Lioness, 1904

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

The Three Perfumes, 1912

William Morris

A Collection of Seventy-Two Wallpaper Samples, 1932

May Morris

Bed-Hangings (Two Curtains), 1917

Adelaide Alsop Robineau

A Collection of Thirty-Four Vases and Jars, 1909

Eric Gill

Alms Dish, 1930

Wilhelm Rupprecht

Twenty-Four Scenes from the Book of Genesis, 1923

Albert Herter

The Great Crusade, 1920

John Kirchmayer

Reading Desk and Bench, 1919

Paul Manship

Pair of Candelabra (Venus and Vulcan and Adam and Eve), 1916

Eliel Saarinen

Study for the Chicago Lakefront Project: Perspective of the Chicago Tower, 1923

Eliel Saarinen

Cranbrook School for Boys, Aerial Perspective, 1926

Eliel Saarinen

Cranbrook Map Tapestry, 1935

Carl Milles

Sketch for Orpheus, 1926

Carl Milles

Jonah and the Whale Fountain, 1931

Eliel Saarinen

Saarinen House Dining Room, 1928

Eero Saarinen

Drawings for Furniture Designs for Kingswood School Cranbrook, 1930

Loja Saarinen and Eliel Saarinen

Study for the Festival of the May Queen Tapestry, 1932

Eliel Saarinen and Walter von Nessen

Kingswood School Cranbrook Dining Hall Torchère, 1928

Eliel Saarinen

Tea Urn and Tray, 1934

Pipsan Saarinen Swanson

Four Glasses: Champagne Glass, Water Goblet, Sherbet Glass and Wine Glass, 1946

Käthe Kollwitz

The Mothers (Die Mütter), 1922

Marshall Fredericks

Torso of a Dancer, 1938

Raphael Soyer

The Mission, 1933

Carroll Barnes

Paul Bunyan, 1938

Zoltan Sepeshy

Study for The Scientist, Artist and Farmer Mural, Rackham Building, Detroit, Michigan, 1941

Zoltan Sepeshy

Sunday Afternoon-The Family, 1944

Doris Lee

Fisherman’s Wife, 1945

Jack Keijo Steele

Soldiers in New Guinea, 1944

Ralph Rapson

Rocking Chair, 1940

Harry Bertoia

Coffee and Tea Service, 1940

Marianne Strengell

Throw Blanket, 1950

Charles and Ray Eames

FSW (Folding Screen-Wood), 1946

Charles and Ray Eames

ESU (Eames Storage Units), 1941

Ruth Adler Schnee

A Selection of Printed Drapery Fabrics, 1950

Wallace Mitchell

Double Pennants, 1949

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Wall Sculpture), 1958

Toshiko Takaezu

Double-Spouted Vase, 1958

George Nelson

MAA Swaged Leg Lounge Chair, 1958

Eero Saarinen

Pedestal or Tulip Side Chair, 1955

Eero Saarinen

Model for Dulles International Airport Terminal Building, 1960

Peter Voulkos

Storage Jar, 1952

Lucienne Day

Calyx (Drapery Fabric), 1951

Wharton Esherick

Spiral Three-Step Ladder, 1966

Gertrud and Otto Natzler

Tall Double-Curved Bottle with Lip, 1963

Willem de Kooning

Cross-Legged Figure (previously published as Floating Figure), 1972

Joan Mitchell

Preface for Chris, 1973

Frank Stella

Takht-i-Sulayman Variation I (from the Protractor Series), 1969

Roy Lichtenstein

Modular Painting with Four Panels, No. 7 from the Modern Series, 1970

Andy Warhol

Electric Chair, 1971

Tom Wesselmann

Smoker #18, 1975

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Sound Sculpture), 1975

Jack Lenor Larsen and Win Andersen

Magnum (Upholstery and Wallcovering Fabric), 1970

Bridget Riley

Shih-Li, 1975

Agnes Martin

Untitled, 1974

Donald Judd

Untitled, 1972

Robert Rauschenberg

Moon Burn (Scale Series), 1977

Chunghi Choo

Decanter, 1980

David Gresham and Martin Thaler

View-Master 50th Anniversary Slide Viewer, 1986

Michael McCoy

Door Chair Prototype, 1981

Donald Lipski

Building Steam No. 121, 1983

James Surls

Long Distance, 1987

Duane Hanson

Bodybuilder, 1989

John Coplans

Self Portrait (Back and Hands), 1984

Anne Wilson

Bull’s Roar, 1986

Graham Marks

Untitled Vessel, 1991

Barbara Cooper

Spiritus, 1990

Ed Rossbach

Ceremonial Vessel with Shells, 1991

Daniel Libeskind

Plate I (of the Vertical Series) for the folio Chamber Works: Architectural Meditations on Themes from Heraclitus, 1983

Amy Yoes

Hands Off, She’s Mine, 2001

Kara Walker

Keys to the Coop, 1997

Tony Matelli

The Hunter, 2002

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray

Candelabrum, Seven Fragments, 2002

Moon-Joo Lee

Landscape of Residue, 2003

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square: “Festive”, 1967

Jean Dubuffet

Promenade à deux, 1974

Louise Nevelson

Black Zag I, 1968

Toshiko Takaezu

Early Spring, 2000

Katherine McCoy

The Graduate Program in Design, 1989

Andy Warhol

Karen Kain, 1980

Sonya Clark

Twenty-one, 1998

Cheryl Ann Thomas

Threesome – Relics 229-231, 2010

Marilyn Minter

Green Pink Caviar, 2009

Alberto Giacometti

Head of Man, 1955