Cranbrook Opens Its Doors to Showcase Graduate Work and Work Spaces

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2014 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art and OPEN(STUDIOS) Art Sale + Community Day Return

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., March 27, 2014 – The 2014 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art opens to the public on April 22, and will showcase work from the next generation of architects, artists and designers who are shaping the future of art and design. The exhibition features pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of 75 graduates. The exhibition will run from April 22 – May 11, 2014.

Visitors can see installations such as an outdoor chandelier composed entirely of small bags of water, participate in an interactive virtual video work based on their movements in the gallery and experience a self-activated mechanical arm that brings speakers directly to the listener.

The exhibition will fill the entire 15,000 square feet of Cranbrook Art Museum and surrounding grounds. It is the most diverse exhibition offered all year as it showcases work from across all of the Academy’s 10 departments – 2D and 3D Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture.


Then on April 27, after you see the work in the exhibition, go inside the Academy’s private studio spaces at our third annual OPEN(STUDIOS) Art Sale + Community Day. This is the only time of the year when the public is invited inside the private studio spaces of today’s emerging artists and designers. Student artists and faculty from each of the Academy’s 10 departments will be on hand to discuss their work and show off their creative environment. Select pieces of student art will be for sale.

Each OPEN(STUDIOS) ticket not only includes admission to the Art Museum, but also to the Institute of Science and a voucher for future admission to Cranbrook Gardens. Participate in hands-on art and science activities for the whole family, have lunch at a mini food truck rally and more!

The 2014 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art and OPEN(STUDIOS) are sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC, as part of their ongoing commitment to supporting emerging artists of all ages.

Academy student-led tours will be held every Tuesday-Friday at noon and every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. No tours will be held on April 20 and May 9.

Art Sale + Community Day
April 27, 1 – 5pm

Tickets are $12 online (by April 26) and $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. No strollers in the studios, and children must be accompanied at all times. Admission to Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science and a voucher for an upcoming tour of Cranbrook Gardens is included. To purchase tickets online, and for parking information, visit here. Event will be held, rain or shine. For more information, please contact 248.645.3214 or email

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Julie Fracker
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Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum