Cranbrook Art Museum Presents “Designing Summer: Objects of Escape”


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Steve Frykholm, Herman Miller Summer Picnic August 21, 1970, silkscreen with lacquer finish. Image courtesy of the artist.BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., June 19 , 2015 – Cranbrook Art Museum is pleased to announce that the exhibition Designing Summer: Objects of Escape will open on June 20, 2015. The exhibition examines how summertime is embodied through objects of the past and present in Michigan. It will run through August 30, 2015. An exclusive ArtMembers’ reception will celebrate the opening tonight, June 19, from 6-8pm, the same evening as Nick Cave: Here Hear debuts. Memberships will be available for purchase at the door that evening. Designing Summer: Objects of Escape follows the history of people enjoying the summer months in Michigan for the past 70 years. Exclusively featuring works by Michigan designers and makers, the exhibition begins in the mid-century, at a time when a thriving automobile industry and growing middle class led to a ...

Tagged: Graphic Design, Michigan, Product Design, Shelley Selim

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