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Cranbrook Art Museum Announces Fall Exhibition Series

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Exhibitions opening November 18 include: Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980 Keith Haring: The End of the Line Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films Bloomfield Hills, Mich., July 25, 2017 — This fall, Cranbrook Art Museum will open a series of exhibitions by artists who all […]


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Cranbrook Art Museum Presents Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape

Cranbrook: A New Domestic LandscapePress Releases

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 8, 2017 – On May 12, Cranbrook Art Museum will open a new exhibition, Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape, which features contemporary furniture and furnishings by recent alumni and Artists-in-Residence of Cranbrook Academy of Art. The work challenges conventions of use, explores new materials and techniques, and blurs the boundaries between art, craft, and design. The exhibition will run from May 12, 2017 through January 14, 2018.


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Cranbrook Art Museum Presents the U.S. Debut of the Exhibition “Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe”

Alexander GirardPress Releases

This first comprehensive exhibition of the influential designer opens June 17 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., April 17, 2017 –This summer, Cranbrook Art Museum will host the U.S. debut of the landmark exhibition Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe, the first major retrospective of this former Grosse Pointe resident known for injecting joy and humanism, history and handicraft, […]


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Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Degree Exhibition Opens at Cranbrook Art Museum on April 23

2017 Graduate Degree ShowPress Releases

Exhibition Preview on April 22
OPEN(STUDIOS) Returns on April 30

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 21, 2017 --The 2017 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art opens to the public on April 23 and will showcase work from more than 60 graduating Cranbrook Academy of Art students. Featuring pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of students, visitors will see firsthand what it takes to become tomorrow’s creative leaders. The exhibition will run from April 23 through May 14, 2017, at Cranbrook Art Museum.


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Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection Opens at Cranbrook Art Museum on March 21

Finland 100Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 15, 2017 – Cranbrook Art Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of our new exhibition, Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection, which recognizes Finland’s centennial of independence and examines the profound influence this country has had on the development of the arts in America. The exhibition opens March 21 and runs through January 14, 2018.


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“The Truth Is I Hear You” Debuts Public Screening at the Arab American National Museum on February 16

Press ReleasesThe Truth Booth

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., Feb. 15, 2017 -- This summer, The Truth Booth set out on a tour of 11 locations in metro Detroit and Flint, giving more than 1,000 residents the opportunity to record a statement starting with the words, “The Truth Is…” The result is a 48-minute film showcasing local residents’ private hopes, desires and concerns.

This film is currently on display at Cranbrook Art Museum, but this week, will also be shown in some of the neighborhoods where the testimonials were recorded.

On Thursday, February 16, it will debut at the Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn, Michigan, where it will air continually during museum hours from February 16 through March 1.


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Cranbrook Art Museum Presents Cranbrook Time Machine: Twentieth-Century Period Rooms and From the Vault: Recent Gifts to the Collection

Cranbook Time MachinePress Releases

Exhibitions open in November alongside The Truth Is I Hear You Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Oct. 18, 2016— Cranbrook Art Museum announces two new exhibitions opening alongside The Truth Is I Hear You on November 19 that will showcase unique objects from the Museum’s extensive collections. The first is Cranbrook Time Machine: Twentieth-Century Period Rooms, the […]


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Cranbrook Art Museum Presents “The Truth Is I Hear You”

Press ReleasesThe Truth Booth

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Oct. 5, 2016— On November 18, Cranbrook Art Museum will debut its fall series of exhibitions, including the highly-anticipated The Truth Is I Hear You, a region-wide collaboration with artist group The Cause Collective.


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“Unsettled: The Work of Edward Gorey” Opening at Cranbrook Art Museum

Edward GoreyPress Releases

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Aug. 30, 2016 — On September 18, Cranbrook Art Museum will open its latest exhibition, Unsettled: The Work of Edward Gorey, on view in the Museum’s deSalle Gallery through March 12, 2017. The exhibition is a collaboration between Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Library. Gorey is known for his masterful pen-and-ink drawings that illustrate his captivating books, conjuring a vaguely Edwardian world of handcars, boater hats, and Dickensian children. The exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum will feature many of Gorey’s classic texts as well as his experiments with the physical structure of the book—split-pages, doubled-books, accordion formats, postcard sets, and miniature books.


Tagged: Andrew Blauvelt, Edward Gorey, Judi Dyki

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Cranbrook Art Museum Brings “In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)” to Metro Detroit and Flint Next Week

Press ReleasesThe Truth Booth

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., July 18, 2016— On July 31, Cranbrook Art Museum will kick-off the local tour of the public artwork In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth). The Truth Booth is a portable, inflatable video recording studio in the shape of a giant speech bubble. A Cause Collective project by artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester and Hank Willis Thomas, its interior is equipped to compile video responses by hundreds of people from different cultural backgrounds as they complete the sentence: “The Truth Is…”


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