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

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

2017 Graduate Degree Show
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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 100
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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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Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibits Period Rooms | The Detroit News

Cranbrook Art Museum in the News
Cranbrook Time Machine

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Honest To Goodness: One Thousand “Truths” from Detroit & Flint on Display at Cranbrook Art Museum | WDET CultureShift

Cranbrook Art Museum in the News
The Truth Booth

The Truth Booth is a traveling, story-snagging sculpture created by artist Hank Willis Thomas and the Cause Collective. It was designed to capture unfiltered opinions of folks throughout the world, including Ireland and Afghanistan. The exterior of the aforementioned booth is shaped like a giant cartoon speech bubble with the word ‘TRUTH’ boldly printed on one side. The interior acts much like a photo booth, the kind you might encounter at a wedding, but it serves as a studio to record video responses from the public. Confessions, almost. Each video starts with the participant saying “The truth is …” and expounding from there.


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The Truth Is… | Culture Source

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The Truth Booth

Maybe you saw it, an inflatable cartoon speech bubble with the word “TRUTH” emblazoned on it that popped up in neighborhoods throughout Michigan this past summer?

What did it mean?

As no two “truths” are the same, The Truth Booth meant different things to different people.

“Some people saw it as a soapbox, some people saw it as a confessional, some people saw it as a way to engage,” recalls Laura Mott, curator of contemporary art at Cranbrook Art Museum of visitors interacting with the Booth at 11 stops throughout Metro Detroit and Flint.

“We never told people what to say, we just said: ‘We invite you into the booth.’”


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