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

2017 Graduate Degree Show
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James Franklin (Painting '17). Photo by Sarah Blanchette (Photography '17).

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.

A special ArtMembers Opening Reception will be held on April 22 from 6-9pm. Memberships may be purchased in advance via our website or at the door that evening.

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


On April 30 from 1-4pm, visitors can tour the Academy’s private studios spaces and purchase student art at our sixth annual OPEN(STUDIOS) event. 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 spaces. Student art will be for sale.

OPEN(STUDIOS) is a FREE event! Join our mailing list that day to also receive free admission to both the Art Museum and Cranbrook Institute of Science during your visit. To register, follow the signs on campus to OPEN(STUDIOS). The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, click here.

The 2017 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. 2017 marks the 17th year of partnership between Cranbrook Academy of Art and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.

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Media Inquiries:
Julie Fracker
Director of Communications
Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum