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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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Zoltan Sepeshy

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

Marilyn Minter

Green Pink Caviar, 2009

Claes Oldenburg

Clothespin-Four Foot Version, 1974

Carroll Barnes

Paul Bunyan, 1938

Doris Lee

Fisherman’s Wife, 1945

Joan Mitchell

Preface for Chris, 1973

Eliel Saarinen and Walter von Nessen

Kingswood School Cranbrook Dining Hall Torchère, 1928

Duane Hanson

Bodybuilder, 1989

Willem de Kooning

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

Joseph Hirsch

Deposition, 1967

Charles and Ray Eames

FSW (Folding Screen-Wood), 1946

Andy Warhol

Edson-Pelé (from 10 Portraits of Athletes), 1977

Jo Baer

Untitled, 1969

Toshiko Takaezu

Double-Spouted Vase, 1958

Josef Albers

Homage to the Square: “Festive”, 1967

Kara Walker

Keys to the Coop, 1997

Ralph Rapson

Rocking Chair, 1940

Lucienne Day

Calyx (Drapery Fabric), 1951

Eero Saarinen

Drawings for Furniture Designs for Kingswood School Cranbrook, 1930

John Coplans

Self Portrait (Back and Hands), 1984

Eli Harvey

Recumbent Lioness, 1904

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena Veil Over & Under, 1964

Marshall Fredericks

Torso of a Dancer, 1938

Wilhelm Rupprecht

Twenty-Four Scenes from the Book of Genesis, 1923

Carl Milles

Jonah and the Whale Fountain, 1931

Raphael Soyer

The Mission, 1933

Zoltan Sepeshy

Rock Garden, 1955

Robert Rauschenberg

Moon Burn (Scale Series), 1977

Victor Vasarely

Toll (from the Permutations Series), 1965

Marianne Strengell

Throw Blanket, 1950

Eero Saarinen

Pedestal or Tulip Side Chair, 1955

Nicholas Krushenick

The Battle of Bull Run, 1963

Käthe Kollwitz

The Mothers (Die Mütter), 1922

Gertrud and Otto Natzler

Tall Double-Curved Bottle with Lip, 1963

Wallace Mitchell

Double Pennants, 1949

Eliel Saarinen

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

Robert Rauschenberg

Moon Burn (Scale Series), 1977

Cheryl Ann Thomas

Threesome – Relics 229-231, 2010

Eric Gill

Alms Dish, 1930

Jack Keijo Steele

Soldiers in New Guinea, 1944

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray

Candelabrum, Seven Fragments, 2002

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Magenta Squared (271), 1969

Donald Judd

Untitled, 1972

Toshiko Takaezu

Early Spring, 2000

Louise Nevelson

Black Zag I, 1968

Loja Saarinen and Eliel Saarinen

Study for the Festival of the May Queen Tapestry, 1932

Wharton Esherick

Spiral Three-Step Ladder, 1966

Harry Bertoia

Coffee and Tea Service, 1940

Eliel Saarinen

Cranbrook Map Tapestry, 1935

Tony Matelli

The Hunter, 2002

Donald Lipski

Building Steam No. 121, 1983

Michael McCoy

Door Chair Prototype, 1981

William Morris

A Collection of Seventy-Two Wallpaper Samples, 1932

Jack Lenor Larsen and Win Andersen

Magnum (Upholstery and Wallcovering Fabric), 1970

Amy Yoes

Hands Off, She’s Mine, 2001

Jules Olitski

Darkness Spread-9, 1973

Kenneth Noland

Burnt Beige, 1975

Frank Stella

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

Eliel Saarinen

Tea Urn and Tray, 1934

George Nelson

MAA Swaged Leg Lounge Chair, 1958

Jean Dubuffet

Promenade à deux, 1974

Roy Lichtenstein

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

Jim Dine

The Heart at Sea (in a Non-Secular Way), 1981

Carl Milles

Sketch for Orpheus, 1926

Alfred Jensen

Atlantis, Per II, 1965

Ed Rossbach

Ceremonial Vessel with Shells, 1991

Andy Warhol

Electric Chair, 1971

Eliel Saarinen

Saarinen House Dining Room, 1928

Daniel Libeskind

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

Charles and Ray Eames

ESU (Eames Storage Units), 1941

Peter Voulkos

Storage Jar, 1952

Larry Poons

Wildcat Arrival, 1967

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Sound Sculpture), 1975

James Surls

Long Distance, 1987

Adelaide Alsop Robineau

A Collection of Thirty-Four Vases and Jars, 1909

Paul Manship

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

May Morris

Bed-Hangings (Two Curtains), 1917

John Kirchmayer

Reading Desk and Bench, 1919

Andy Warhol

Karen Kain, 1980

Philip Pearlstein

Female Model Reclining on Red and Black American Bedspread, 1976

Dorothea Rockburne

Arena III (from the Arena Series), 1978

Barbara Hepworth

Square Forms, 1962

Katherine McCoy

The Graduate Program in Design, 1989

Moon-Joo Lee

Landscape of Residue, 2003

Ruth Adler Schnee

A Selection of Printed Drapery Fabrics, 1950

Eliel Saarinen

Cranbrook School for Boys, Aerial Perspective, 1926

Eero Saarinen

Model for Dulles International Airport Terminal Building, 1960

Catherine Murphy

Nighttime Self-Portrait, 1985

David Gresham and Martin Thaler

View-Master 50th Anniversary Slide Viewer, 1986

Anne Wilson

Bull’s Roar, 1986

Graham Marks

Untitled Vessel, 1991

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Wall Sculpture), 1958

Tom Wesselmann

Smoker #18, 1975

Sonya Clark

Twenty-one, 1998

Jean Arp

Seuil aux creneaux végétaux, 1959

Zoltan Sepeshy

Sunday Afternoon-The Family, 1944

Albert Herter

The Great Crusade, 1920

Pipsan Saarinen Swanson

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

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1985