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A Road Trip by Design, Part 2

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Part one of my road trip from Michigan to Kentucky brought me to the doorstep of Eero Saarinen’s Miller House in Columbus, IN. Here, then, I submit for your consideration part two: the rapid-fire highlights of my whirlwind, self-cobbled tour of Cranbrook in Columbus.


Tagged: Architecture, Chad Alligood, Columbus, IN, Eliel Saarinen, IN

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A Road Trip by Design, Part 1

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CRANBROOK SIGHTING #5 Sighter: Chad Alligood Sighted: Eero Saarinen’s Miller House, 1953-57 Location: Columbus, IN Date:  February 22, 2013 I love a good road trip. Chintzy roadside attractions, late-night caffeine stops, full-blast radio singing—I’m quite at home behind the wheel at 65 MPH. Road trips satisfy my compulsion to wander while feeding my admiration of […]


Tagged: Architecture, Chad Alligood, Columbus, IN, Eero Saarinen, IN

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A Paul Evans Moment

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Cranbrook Sightings #4 Sighter: Shoshana Resnikoff Sighted: Paul Evans furniture Location: New York City Date: January 26, 2013 I love Cranbrook’s impressive history of 20th century art and design, but sometimes a girl needs to revisit her roots in the 18th century.  It was with that in mind that I went out to New York’s […]


Tagged: Furniture, New York, NY, NY, Paul Evans, Shoshana Resnikoff

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I thought I was on vacation.

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CRANBROOK SIGHTING #3 Sighter: Chad Alligood Sighted: Daniel Libeskind’s World Trade Center site, 2003- Location: New York City Date:  January 3, 2013 Over the recent holiday, I spent a glorious week in New York City, where I had lived for three years before accepting my position at Cranbrook. During my stay, I caught up with […]


Tagged: Architecture, Chad Alligood, Daniel Libeskind, New York City, New York, NY, NY, World Trade Center

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A Tale of Two Paintings – Cranbrook and the University of Michigan

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At the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, we spend a lot of time thinking about ourselves.  That sounds self-centered, but it’s the nature of the job – we uncover connections between different areas of Cranbrook, building historical and cultural relationships that help us to better preserve Cranbrook history and shape its future.  Cranbrook doesn’t […]


Tagged: Benjamin West, Painting, Shoshana Resnikoff, University of Michigan

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Getting “T-Square” All Square

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CRANBROOK SIGHTING #2 Sighter: Chad Alligood Sighted: Tony Rosenthal, T-Square, 1975-76 Location: Detroit, MI Date:  September 24, 2012 Monday morning, 9 a.m. On a typical Monday at this time, I’m settling in to my sweet Knoll-designed desk in our newly-renovated office space at the museum. “Settling in” for me means checking my calendar and email, […]


Tagged: Chad Alligood, Conservation, Detroit, MI, MI, Sculpture, Tony Rosenthal

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Zoltan Sepeshy’s Mural on Beaver Island

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CRANBROOK SIGHTING #1 Sighter: Gregory Wittkopp Sighted: Zoltan Sepeshy, Hauling in the Nets, 1940 Location: Beaver Island, MI Date: August 18, 2012 “Dad, have we ever gone on a vacation without visiting a museum?” My daughter, who now is a college Junior, asked me that question some ten or twelve years ago. While I don’t […]


Tagged: Beaver Island, Gregory Wittkopp, Mural, Painting, Zoltan Sepeshy

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