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Cranbrook Art Museum Presents Cranbrook Time Machine: Twentieth-Century Period Rooms and From the Vault: Recent Gifts to the Collection

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Exhibitions open in November alongside The Truth Is I Hear You Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Oct. 18, 2016— Cranbrook Art Museum announces two new exhibitions opening alongside The Truth Is I Hear You on November 19 that will showcase unique objects from the Museum’s extensive collections. The first is Cranbrook Time Machine: Twentieth-Century Period Rooms, the […]


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Cranbrook Art Museum Presents “The Truth Is I Hear You”

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Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Oct. 5, 2016— On November 18, Cranbrook Art Museum will debut its fall series of exhibitions, including the highly-anticipated The Truth Is I Hear You, a region-wide collaboration with artist group The Cause Collective.


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“Unsettled: The Work of Edward Gorey” Opening at Cranbrook Art Museum

Edward GoreyPress Releases

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Aug. 30, 2016 — On September 18, Cranbrook Art Museum will open its latest exhibition, Unsettled: The Work of Edward Gorey, on view in the Museum’s deSalle Gallery through March 12, 2017. The exhibition is a collaboration between Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Library.Gorey is known for his masterful pen-and-ink drawings that illustrate his captivating books, conjuring a vaguely Edwardian world of handcars, boater hats, and Dickensian children.The exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum will feature many of Gorey’s classic texts as well as his experiments with the physical structure of the book—split-pages, doubled-books, accordion formats, postcard sets, and miniature books.


Tagged: Andrew Blauvelt, Edward Gorey, Judi Dyki

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Cranbrook Art Museum Brings “In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)” to Metro Detroit and Flint Next Week

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Bloomfield Hills, Mich., July 18, 2016— On July 31, Cranbrook Art Museum will kick-off the local tour of the public artwork In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth). The Truth Booth is a portable, inflatable video recording studio in the shape of a giant speech bubble. A Cause Collective project by artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester and Hank Willis Thomas, its interior is equipped to compile video responses by hundreds of people from different cultural backgrounds as they complete the sentence: “The Truth Is…”


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John Glick: A Legacy in Clay Opens at Cranbrook Art Museum on June 18

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 2, 2016 – Cranbrook Art Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of our new exhibition, John Glick: A Legacy in Clay, which will highlight the illustrious career of the ceramist and 1962 graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art. The exhibition will open on June 18 and run through March 12, 2017.


Tagged: Ceramics, John Glick, Shelley Selim

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Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia Opens at Cranbrook Art Museum on June 18

Hippie ModernismPress Releases

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., April 27, 2016 – The acclaimed exhibition Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia travels to Cranbrook Art Museum this June, bringing an examination of the intersections of art, architecture and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s.


Tagged: Andrew Blauvelt

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Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Degree Exhibition to Open at Cranbrook Art Museum on April 17

2016 Graduate Degree ShowPress Releases

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 17, 2016 — The 2016 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art opens to the public on April 17, and will showcase work from more than 80 graduating Cranbrook Academy of Art students. The exhibition features pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of students who are poised to become tomorrow’s creative leaders. The exhibition will run from April 17 – May 15, 2016 at Cranbrook Art Museum.


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Cranbrook Academy Art Presents Alumni Achievement Award to Vivian Beer

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Bloomfield Hills, Mich., February 10, 2016 – Cranbrook Academy of Art has named Vivian Beer (Metalsmithing ‘04) the 2016 recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award. This is the fifth time the Academy has bestowed the award, which seeks to recognize alumni who have achieved excellence early in their career. Sonya Clark (Fiber '95) was the first recipient in 2011, Susan York (Ceramics ’95) received the award in 2012, Laura Heyman (Photography '98) received the award in 2013 and our last recipient was Fabio Fernández (Sculpture ’02) in 2014.


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Liz Cohen, Eric Crosley & the Politics of the Self | Lecture and Reading Accompany Artist’s Latest Exhibition

Liz CohenPress Releases

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Feb. 9, 2016 -- On February 28, 2016, Liz Cohen and Eric Crosley will present the combined lecture and reading, "Liz Cohen, Eric Crosley & the Politics of the Self," at 4pm at Cranbrook Art Museum. Liz Cohen is an Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Photography Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her solo exhibition, Him, a project by Liz Cohen, is currently on display at Cranbrook Art Museum through March 6, 2016.


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Cranbrook Receives Knight Arts Challenge Awards

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Cranbrook Art Museum and Anders Ruhwald, Cranbrook Academy of Art Artist-in-Residence, were each awarded separate grants yesterday from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Detroit Knight Arts Challenge.Cranbrook Art Museum was awarded a $60,000 matching grant to create a Detroit tour of the public art installation In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth). The ambitious public program will also result in a new presentation at the Museum in the fall of 2016.Anders Ruhwald, Cranbrook Academy of Art Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Ceramics Department, was awarded a $25,000 matching grant for his project Unit 1: 3583 Dubois.


Tagged: Anders Ruhwald, Exhibition, Knight Arts, The Truth Booth

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