Cranbrook Opens Its Doors to Showcase Graduate Work and Work Spaces

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Photos by Harrison Möenich (Photography ’16)

Photos by Harrison Möenich (Photography ’16)

2015 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art and OPEN(STUDIOS) Art Sale + Community Day Return

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., April 9, 2015 – The 2015 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art opens to the public with a special ArtMembers’ Opening Reception on April 18, 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 69 graduates. The exhibition opens to the public on April 19 and will run through May 10, 2015.

The exhibition will fill nearly 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.

Art Sale + Community Day
Sunday, April 26, 1 – 5pm

Then on Sunday, April 26, go inside the Academy’s private studio spaces at our fourth 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 activities for the whole family, have lunch at a mini food truck rally and more!

Tickets for OPEN(STUDIOS) are $12 online (by April 24) and $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. No strollers in the studios, and children must be accompanied at all times. To purchase tickets online, visit our website. Event will be held, rain or shine.

The Graduate Degree Exhibition and OPEN(STUDIOS) are sponsored by: Mercedes-Benz Financial Svcs

For high resolution photos of students at work, please email Julie Fracker at

Hours and Pricing

2015 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art
April 19 – May 10, 2015
ArtMembers Opening Reception: April 18, 2015 from 6-8pm
Memberships may be purchased at the door.

Museum Hours:

September – May
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm

June – August
Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Closed: New Year’s Eve & Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day.

ArtMembers and Children 12 & under, Always Free
General: $8
Seniors (65+): $6
Students with ID: $4

Barrier free access to the galleries of Cranbrook Art Museum can be accommodated through the adjacent New Studios Building. Visitors with disabilities are encouraged to call the Front Desk of the Art Museum at 248-645-3320 during regular museum hours for assistance. If you are planning your visit in advance, you may also call the Art Museum Administrative Offices at 248-645-3319 (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm) for additional information.

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Cranbrook Academy of Art is the country’s top ranked, graduate-only program in architecture, design and fine art. Each year, just 75 students are invited to study and live on our landmark Saarinen-designed campus, which features private studios, state-of-the art workshops, a renowned Art Museum, and 300 acres of forests, lakes, and streams, all a short drive from the red-hot art, design, and music scene of Detroit. The focus at Cranbrook is on studio practice in one of 10 disciplines: 2D and 3D Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture. The program is anchored by celebrated Artists- and Designers-in-Residence, one for each discipline, all of whom live and practice on campus alongside our students. For more information, visit us at

Julie Fracker
Cranbrook Academy of Art

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Julie Fracker
Director of Communications
Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum