Photo by PD Rearick “If punk birthed a thousand garage bands, it certainly birthed as many designers,” says Punk Graphics curator By Gunseli Yalcinkaya The curator of a new exhibition on punk graphics at Detroit’s Cranbrook Art Museum, has selected five key works that explore the movement in the United States and United Kingdom. The […]
In 1970, shortly after graduating from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Stephen Frykholm joined Herman Miller as its first in-house graphic designer. The modern furniture company was established in 1923 by D.J. De Pree in Zeeland, Michigan, and has manufactured the designs of Cranbrook students and faculty, including Charles and Ray Eames and Eric Chan. Over […]
Exhibitions Run from June 16 through October 7, 2018 Opening Celebration: June 15, 2018 Bloomfield Hills, Mich., March 5, 2018—This summer, Cranbrook Art Museum will organize the largest exhibition of its kind exploring the unique visual language of the punk and post-punk movements from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. Too Fast to Live, Too Young […]
To view all of our exhibitions for free, purchase a museum membership! Influential street artist Shepard Fairey has been a consistent presence in national and international art scenes since the 1990s. The LA-based artist is perhaps best known locally through his downtown Detroit mural at One Campus Martius, his ubiquitous Hope image created originally as a […]
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 8, 2017 – On May 12, Cranbrook Art Museum will open a new exhibition, Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape, which features contemporary furniture and furnishings by recent alumni and Artists-in-Residence of Cranbrook Academy of Art. The work challenges conventions of use, explores new materials and techniques, and blurs the boundaries between art, craft, and design. The exhibition will run from May 12, 2017 through January 14, 2018.
One uses a wedding dress to explore like a thread to bind the use of different media, another bends wood into an irresistible structure and another uses intricate patterns to explore both personal and political history.
The new artworks are part of one of Oakland County’s top cultural events every year, the annual Graduate Degree Exhibition of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, which opens to the public Sunday, April 23, and will be on display through May 14.
Fundamentally, metro Detroit's two most prominent art schools — the College for Creative Studies and the Cranbrook Academy of Art — couldn't be more different. While both are located off of Woodward Avenue, they're worlds apart: CCS in the city's core, and Cranbook in leafy, suburban Bloomfield Hills.
Of course, an environment inevitably informs an artist's work, and it's easy to see this with Cranbrook's annual graduate student exhibition. While CCS's student work may have more of an emphasis on technical virtuosity, Cranbrook's student art tends to be — much like its wooded campus — sprawling, often featuring elaborate, large-scale installation work.
This year's show features the work of the 64 graduates from Cranbrook's two-year Master's program. The school has 10 departments,with fewer than a dozen students in each. Cranbrook's is the only completely studio-based program in the country — there are no classes. Students live and work on campus, working directly with their respective department's artist-in-residence.
This first comprehensive exhibition of the influential designer opens June 17 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., April 17, 2017 –This summer, Cranbrook Art Museum will host the U.S. debut of the landmark exhibition Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe, the first major retrospective of this former Grosse Pointe resident known for injecting joy and humanism, history and handicraft, […]
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.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 15, 2017 – Cranbrook Art Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of our new exhibition, Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection, which recognizes Finland’s centennial of independence and examines the profound influence this country has had on the development of the arts in America. The exhibition opens March 21 and runs through January 14, 2018.
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