Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh


Painting

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Frank Stella


Painting

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Katherine McCoy


GRAPHIC DESIGN

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Music-Mushrooms-Manuscripts: John Cage at Cranbrook


MIXED MEDIA

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Myra Mimlitsch-Gray


METALWORKS

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Charles Eames Photograph


Cranbrook History

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Maija Grotell


CERAMICS

Platinum design on unglazed blue stoneware 13 ½ x 14 inches Gift of George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth through The Cranbrook Foundation CAM 1943.13 When Maija Grotell began teaching ceramics at Cranbrook in 1938 the program was unformed and students were mainly in attendence to learn how to throw a pot or amuse themselves after working on their “art.” Grotell developed the course into one known for producing fine ceramic artists. Her distinguished students include Richard DeVore, Toshiko Takaezu, Harvey Littleton, and Howard Kottler. Grotell’s own art served as their example. This ovoid vessel with its applied geometric pattern is a superb example of her early Cranbrook work. The visibly expanding and then contracting throwing rings emphasize the large scale of the piece. The horizontal, physical motion of the rings is countered by the surface pattern of highly abstracted bird forms. Raised and glazed platinum to capture the light, the V-forms appear ...

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Louise Nevelson


SCULPTURE

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Smith House


ARCHITECTURE

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Cranbrook Map Tapestry, 1935


TEXTILES

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