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 […]
Think Michigan heritage, and a number of things come to mind. Manufacturing, lumbering, hunting, fishing and the labor movement would likely be among them. But Modern design? Doubters, take heed. While the state’s role in such a highbrow industry as design may not be on the forefront of most Michigander’s consciousness now, it’s simply a […]
Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America (Upper Galleries) Four-Day Symposium: June 13 – 16, 2013 Members’ Only Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm* Exhibition Dates: June 14, 2013 – October 13, 2013 Check out the links below for the latest press coverage of Michigan Modern. Architect’s Newspaper Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Detroit […]
With the likes of Albert Kahn, Minoru Yamasaki, Eliel Saarinen, and Charles and Ray Eames all calling Michigan home at some point in their careers, the state is arguably long overdue for a look back on the innovations it gave to the rest of the design world. It will soon do just that with Michigan […]
http://cpa.ds.npr.org/michigan/audio/2013/01/2013116_stateside_alecsoth.mp3 Alec Soth’s exhibition, “From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America,” is on display at the Cranbrook Art Museum through March 30. Soth spoke today with Cyndy about his time in Michigan and the various people he encountered. Soth was unfamiliar with Michigan at the start of his trip. “The truth is, I knew very […]
It feels a little like being in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Our tour group is shuffling through the ground floor of the Cranbrook Art Museum when we come to a massive, curved steel door. Gregory Wittkopp, the director of the Cranbrook Art Museum who could give Mr. Wonka a run for his money in the […]
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