Drawing is often perceived as the beginning of an expression, as well as the culmination of a concept, a message, and a story. It may also be the precursor to, the draft of, a finished product; we imagine the artist that first sketches the scene that will become the painting. In the exhibition My Brain […]
The Detroit Free Press takes an inside look at the upcoming performance from the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings at Cranbrook Art Museum, and the innovative way the group plans to get the audience “more involved in the creation of art,” says Maury Okun, executive director of Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings.
If there is an impossible venue for site-specific art, it is the Saarinen House on the campus of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It’s known as a “total work of art” for a reason; the Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen attended to every inch of the house, down to the block printed linen placemats that are his design. However, for his first solo museum exhibition in North America, Danish ceramist Anders Ruhwald installed seven site-sensitive objects in the Saarinen House. The Anatomy of a Home (May 1 – October 31, 2013) explored the interpersonal relationships of the Saarinen family, including the father-son dynamic between Eliel and Eero Saarinen.
It’s believed that most people favor either the “logical” left hemisphere of their brains or the “creative” right hemisphere of their brains.Cranbrook Institute of Art combines the two in its upcoming exhibit, “My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process,” curated by Nina Samuel.
This Sunday kicks off our new five-part lecture series welcoming back several speakers from the groundbreaking Michigan Modern™: Design that Shaped America symposium held at Cranbrook in June. We will host a lecture at Cranbrook Art Museum every Sunday at 4pm until the exhibition closes on Oct. 13. All lectures will be held at deSalle […]
Brian Conway, State Historic Preservation Officer, discusses the Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America exhibition currently on display at Cranbrook Art Museum.
The Detroit News takes at look at the current Anders Ruhwald exhibition at Sarrinen House, saying, "it’s up to you to decide whether Ruhwald’s esthetic challenges or highlights the restrained elegance Saarinen House is famous for."
While Michigan makers have produced some of the iconic work that shaped the 20th century modernism movement, a robust design legacy isn’t commonly associated with the state. Now, a new exhibit seeks to tell the story of the state’s contributions, from architecture to furniture and, of course, cars.
Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Exhibition Dates: June 14, 2013 – October 13, 2013 To view photos from the ArtMembers’ Opening Reception, click here.
The state that was the center of both the automotive and furniture industry for most of the 20th century has never been given due regard for its design influence. That’s the premise of “Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America,” which opens on June 14 at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Curated by […]
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