In 1932, a remarkable educational experiment opened on the Cranbrook campus in the suburbs of Detroit, a new Academy of Art for advanced studies in the visual arts. Described by the New York Times as “part laboratory, part atelier, and part artist’s colony,” Cranbrook Academy of Art dedicated itself to the education of artists, architects, designers, and craftspeople. Rooted in the contemporary, its mission and vision was simple: to support the individual artist’s search for an expression unique and resonant to her time. Widely considered the cradle of mid-century design in America, the Academy quickly became a national and international leader, a reputation that holds true today as one of the top-ranked programs of its kind in the world. Conceived as a radical experiment in the education of artists, Cranbrook Academy of Art rejected the academic and theoretical focus of arts education of the day and instead embraced individual creativity and ...Read More
W magazine visited Detroit this summer and spoke with Detroit artists and Cranbrook Academy of Art alumni, many of whom were featured in Cranbrook Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality. The exhibition is discussed in detail, including an interview with Senior Curator Laura Mott. The article also discusses the design tradition of the city, anchored by Cranbrook Academy of Art, and features alumni such as Tiff Massey (Metalsmithing ’11), and Chris Schanck (3D Design ’11). Read the full story here.Read More
Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Degree Exhibition Opens at Cranbrook Art Museum on April 13 Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13, 6–9pm OPEN(STUDIOS) Returns on Sunday, April 28BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 20, 2019 --The 2019 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art opens to the public on April 13 and will showcase work from more than 60 graduating Cranbrook Academy of Art students. Featuring pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of students, visitors will see firsthand what it takes to become tomorrow’s creative leaders. The exhibition will run from April 13 through May 12, 2019, at Cranbrook Art Museum. A special ArtMembers Opening Reception will be held on April 13 from 6–9pm. Memberships may be purchased in advance via our website or at the door that evening. Non-members can purchase a ticket at the door for $20. The exhibition will fill the entire upper galleries of Cranbrook Art Museum. It ...Read More
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