Exhibition Dates: June 18–September 19, 2021Virtual Press Launch: May 6 at 1pm ET“My endeavor was to make the Cranbrook development an eye-opener.”— George Booth as quoted by Eliel Saarinen(BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI — MAY 4, 2021) — This summer, Cranbrook Art Museum is pleased to debut With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932, the first book and largest exhibition to expansively chronicle the school’s nearly 90-year history as a radical experiment in the education of artists. On view from June 18–September 19, the exhibition will occupy the entire museum.The result of a four-year research project, the With Eyes Opened exhibition features more than 275 works by more than 220 artists representing the Academy’s various programs of study—architecture, ceramics, design, fiber, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. However, in keeping with the Academy’s interdisciplinary spirit, all of the museum's galleries combine works from different disciplines and mix historic and contemporary pieces, bringing into dialogue different artistic visions and voices across ...Read More
Every third and fourth grader in Pontiac to receive a kitBLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 16, 2021 – Cranbrook Art Museum announced today that it has begun distribution of “Art-Reach Kits” to students in the Pontiac and Detroit School Districts. More than 1,500 kits will be delivered, including a kit to every third and fourth-grade student in the school district of the City of Pontiac. Kits will also be delivered to after-school programs in Pontiac and Detroit, as well as to select students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District.The kits contain everything needed for children to create at home. Each kit is housed in a suitcase-style cardboard box with handle, and contains a written project guide, inspiration highlighting a work from Cranbrook Art Museum, and all the supplies a young artist needs to create their own work of art, including pencils, sharpeners and tape. Students do not need to connect ...
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