After many weeks of install, Cranbrook Art Museum was thrilled to unveil six new summer exhibitions over the weekend! Our team of preparators at the museum is truly outstanding, and it was a joy to watch all of the shows slowly come to life through all of their hard work. When I’ve had spare moments these past few weeks, I’ve taken the opportunity to walk through the galleries and photograph some of the installation for our Instagram page. Here are a few more highlights of the design and construction process:
Beginnings of the purple rhombus didactic panel for Modern/Moderna
Modern/Moderna Screening Room
Cranbrook Goes to the Movies, ready for object placement
Bust of a Chippewa Man and a stuffed Red Head Duck
Curator Shoshana Resnikoff tests the lighting for the Kingswood School Cranbrook Tennis Championship Bowl in Cranbrook Goes to the Movies
With objects inside their vitrines, the Movies installation evokes a moody specimen shelf!
South Gallery, prepped for Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism
A couch and a coffee table from Evans’s Directional Furniture Line
This Paul Evans Cityscape cabinet makes beautiful shadows on the walls
The lower galleries get painted for Warhol on Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987+
Enter the Vitrines!
Records and wall text after placement in Warhol on Vinyl
The Meditator, pre-paint and pholage, for Culture Breakers: The Living Structures of Ken Isaacs. All three Living Structures were built by 2010 CAA 3D Design graduate Reed Wilson.
The long pholaging process
Preparators John, Mario, Michael (hi!), and Mark assemble the Meditator
Shoshana takes the Meditator for a test run
Beginnings of the Title Wall, designed by Detroit’s Unsold Studios
The final product!
Our brand new program of exhibitions is now open for the summer and into the fall. Check out some photos from Friday’s Member’s Opening on our Facebook page and come visit in person to enjoy all the fruits of our labor–Cranbrook Art Museum is open every Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm!!
Shelley Selim 2013-2015 Jeanne and Ralph Graham Collections Fellow Cranbrook Art Museum