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Cranbrook Art Museum’s collections document outstanding examples of art, architecture, craft, and design from the 20th and 21st centuries, with a special interest in recognizing the history and innovations of Cranbrook and the achievements of its artists. Browse 125 highlights from our holdings of nearly 6,000 objects below.

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Ceramics Sculpture 1930s

Waylande Gregory

Water, 1938
Sculpture 1960s

Barbara Hepworth

Square Forms, 1962
Ceramics 1950s
Sculpture 1990s

Sonya Clark

Twenty-one, 1998
Sculpture 1930s

Carroll Barnes

Paul Bunyan, 1938
Ceramics 1940s

Maija Grotell

Vase, 1943
Sculpture 2010s

Cheryl Ann Thomas

Threesome – Relics 229-231, 2010
Architecture Furniture 1920s 1930s

Eliel Saarinen

Saarinen House Dining Room, 1928
Drawings 1970s

Dorothea Rockburne

Arena III (from the Arena Series), 1978
Paintings 1980s

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1985
Paintings 1940s

Zoltan Sepeshy

Sunday Afternoon-The Family, 1944
Sculpture 1990s

Ed Rossbach

Ceremonial Vessel with Shells, 1991
Ceramics 2000s

Toshiko Takaezu

Early Spring, 2000
Graphic Design 1980s

Katherine McCoy

The Graduate Program in Design, 1989
Paintings 1960s

Joseph Hirsch

Deposition, 1967
Sculpture 1950s

Jean Arp

Seuil aux creneaux végétaux, 1959
Films / Videos 2000s

Marilyn Minter

Green Pink Caviar, 2009
Wallpaper 1880s 1890s

William Morris

A Collection of Seventy-Two Wallpaper Samples, 1932
Architecture Drawings 1920s

Eliel Saarinen

Cranbrook School for Boys, Aerial Perspective, 1926
Paintings 1940s

Wallace Mitchell

Double Pennants, 1949
Metalworks Sculpture 1950s

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Wall Sculpture), 1958
Paintings 1970s

Jo Baer

Untitled, 1969
Textiles 1920s
Paintings 1970s

Kenneth Noland

Burnt Beige, 1975
Furniture 1910s

John Kirchmayer

Reading Desk and Bench, 1919
Paintings Prints 1970s

Andy Warhol

Edson-Pelé (from 10 Portraits of Athletes), 1977
Furniture 1940s
Furniture Sculpture 2010s

Jay Sae Jung Oh

Savage Chair, 2011
Metalworks 1980s

Chunghi Choo

Decanter, 1980
Ceramics 1950s

Toshiko Takaezu

Double-Spouted Vase, 1958
Sculpture 1970s

William King

The Pair, 1970
Paintings 1960s

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Magenta Squared (271), 1969
Drawings Furniture 1930s

Eero Saarinen

Drawings for Furniture Designs for Kingswood School Cranbrook, 1930
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Textiles 1940s

Ruth Adler Schnee

A Selection of Printed Drapery Fabrics, 1950
Ceramics 1940s

Maija Grotell

Vase, 1940
Furniture 1940s 1950s

Charles and Ray Eames

FSW (Folding Screen-Wood), 1946
Furniture 1950s

Eero Saarinen

Pedestal or Tulip Side Chair, 1955
Ceramics 1980s

Richard DeVore

Vessel, 1981
Prints 1990s

Kara Walker

Keys to the Coop, 1997
Sculpture 1930s

Carl Milles

Jonah and the Whale Fountain, 1931
Sculpture Textiles 1980s

Anne Wilson

Bull’s Roar, 1986
Ceramics 1920s

Emile Lenoble

Vase, 1928
Photography 1980s

John Coplans

Self Portrait (Back and Hands), 1984
Prints 1980s

Andy Warhol

Karen Kain, 1980
Sculpture 1970s

Donald Judd

Untitled, 1972
Textiles 1910s

May Morris

Bed-Hangings (Two Curtains), 1917
Sculpture 1970s

Robert Rauschenberg

Moon Burn (Scale Series), 1977
Metalworks 1940s

Arthur Nevill Kirk

Triptych, 1940
Drawings 1960s

Saul Steinberg

Speech 2, 1969
Paintings 1970s

Jean Dubuffet

Promenade à deux, 1974
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Paintings 1940s

Zoltan Sepeshy

Study for The Scientist, Artist and Farmer Mural, Rackham Building, Detroit, Michigan, 1941
Paintings 1970s

Tom Wesselmann

Smoker #18, 1975
Sculpture 1970s

Anthony Caro

Coda, 1971
Metalworks 1940s

Harry Bertoia

Coffee and Tea Service, 1940
Textiles 1920s

Albert Herter

The Great Crusade, 1920
Metalworks 2000s

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray

Candelabrum, Seven Fragments, 2002
Product Design 1980s

David Gresham and Martin Thaler

View-Master 50th Anniversary Slide Viewer, 1986
Textiles Wallpaper 1970s

Jack Lenor Larsen and Win Andersen

Magnum (Upholstery and Wallcovering Fabric), 1970
Paintings 1910s

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

The Three Perfumes, 1912
Sculpture 1960s

Louise Nevelson

Black Zag I, 1968
Paintings 1970s

Bridget Riley

Shih-Li, 1975
Textiles 1930s

Loja Saarinen and Eliel Saarinen

Study for the Festival of the May Queen Tapestry, 1932
Paintings 1970s

Roy Lichtenstein

Modular Painting with Four Panels, No. 7 from the Modern Series, 1970
Furniture 1940s

Ralph Rapson

Rocking Chair, 1940
Paintings 1950s

Zoltan Sepeshy

Rock Garden, 1955
Metalworks 1930s

Eliel Saarinen

Tea Urn and Tray, 1934
Sculpture 1980s

Duane Hanson

Bodybuilder, 1989
Paintings 1970s

Agnes Martin

Untitled, 1974
Stained Glass 1920s

Wilhelm Rupprecht

Twenty-Four Scenes from the Book of Genesis, 1923
Paintings 1960s

Alfred Jensen

Atlantis, Per II, 1965
Architecture Drawings 1920s

Eliel Saarinen

Study for the Chicago Lakefront Project: Perspective of the Chicago Tower, 1923
Furniture 1940s

Florence Knoll Bassett

Armchair, 1945
Prints 1930s

Raphael Soyer

The Mission, 1933
Drawings 1950s

Alberto Giacometti

Head of Man, 1955
Paintings 2000s

Amy Yoes

Hands Off, She’s Mine, 2001
Paintings 1970s

Philip Pearlstein

Female Model Reclining on Red and Black American Bedspread, 1976
Furniture 1980s

Michael McCoy

Door Chair Prototype, 1981
Ceramics 1990s

Graham Marks

Untitled Vessel, 1991
Metalworks 1910s

Paul Manship

Pair of Candelabra (Venus and Vulcan and Adam and Eve), 1916
Ceramics 1950s

Peter Voulkos

Storage Jar, 1952
Metalworks Sculpture 1920s

Carl Milles

Sketch for Orpheus, 1926
Paintings 1970s

Jules Olitski

Darkness Spread-9, 1973
Furniture 1960s

Wharton Esherick

Spiral Three-Step Ladder, 1966
Paintings 1980s

Jim Dine

The Heart at Sea (in a Non-Secular Way), 1981
Ceramics Sculpture 1980s

Jun Kaneko

Plate, 1982
Prints 1980s

Daniel Libeskind

Plate I (of the Vertical Series) for the folio Chamber Works: Architectural Meditations on Themes from Heraclitus, 1983
Paintings 1960s

Larry Poons

Wildcat Arrival, 1967
Paintings 1940s

Doris Lee

Fisherman’s Wife, 1945
Ceramics 1900s 1910s 1920s

Adelaide Alsop Robineau

A Collection of Thirty-Four Vases and Jars, 1909
Furniture 1950s 1960s

George Nelson

MAA Swaged Leg Lounge Chair, 1958
Textiles 1950s

Lucienne Day

Calyx (Drapery Fabric), 1951
Paintings 1970s

Joan Mitchell

Preface for Chris, 1973
Architecture 1960s

Eero Saarinen

Model for Dulles International Airport Terminal Building, 1960
Furniture 1940s 1950s

Charles and Ray Eames

ESU (Eames Storage Units), 1941
Glassware 1940s

Pipsan Saarinen Swanson

Four Glasses: Champagne Glass, Water Goblet, Sherbet Glass and Wine Glass, 1946
Sculpture 1980s

Donald Lipski

Building Steam No. 121, 1983
Sculpture 1990s

Tony Matelli

The Hunter, 2002
Sculpture 1930s

Marshall Fredericks

Torso of a Dancer, 1938
Sculpture 1980s

James Surls

Long Distance, 1987
Sculpture 1970s

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Sound Sculpture), 1975
Paintings 1960s

Victor Vasarely

Toll (from the Permutations Series), 1965
Furniture Metalworks 1920s 1930s

Eliel Saarinen and Walter von Nessen

Kingswood School Cranbrook Dining Hall Torchère, 1928
Sculpture 1970s

Willem de Kooning

Cross-Legged Figure (previously published as Floating Figure), 1972
Paintings 1960s

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square: “Festive”, 1967
Sculpture 1900s

Eli Harvey

Recumbent Lioness, 1904
Ceramics 1960s

Gertrud and Otto Natzler

Tall Double-Curved Bottle with Lip, 1963
Paintings 1980s

Catherine Murphy

Nighttime Self-Portrait, 1985
Metalworks 1930s 1940s

J. Robert F. Swanson

Candelabrum, 1935
Paintings 1960s

Nicholas Krushenick

The Battle of Bull Run, 1963
Prints 1920s

Käthe Kollwitz

The Mothers (Die Mütter), 1922
Paintings 1960s

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena Veil Over & Under, 1964
Textiles 1950s

Marianne Strengell

Throw Blanket, 1950
Paintings 2000s

Moon-Joo Lee

Landscape of Residue, 2003
Textiles 1930s

Eliel Saarinen

Cranbrook Map Tapestry, 1935
Paintings 1970s

Robert Motherwell

Red Open #3, 1973
Paintings Prints 1970s

Andy Warhol

Electric Chair, 1971
Ceramics 1940s

Maija Grotell

Vase, 1942
Paintings 1960s

Frank Stella

Takht-i-Sulayman Variation I (from the Protractor Series), 1969
Paintings 1940s

Jack Keijo Steele

Soldiers in New Guinea, 1944
Sculpture 1970s

Robert Rauschenberg

Moon Burn (Scale Series), 1977
Metalworks 1930s

Eric Gill

Alms Dish, 1930
Paintings 1940s

Bradley Walker Tomlin

Music Rack, 1944
Sculpture 1970s

Claes Oldenburg

Clothespin-Four Foot Version, 1974
Sculpture 1990s

Barbara Cooper

Spiritus, 1990