August Edition of Hour Detroit Highlights George Nelson Exhibition and Orpheus Fountain

The Insider section of the latest Hour Detroit magazine spotlights the current exhibition “George Nelson: Architect / Writer / Designer / Teacher,” on view through October 13 at Cranbrook Art Museum. Posing the scenario of relaxing in a “mid-century coconut chair and reading under a bubble lamp” the article thanks Nelson for being the “Mod Man” behind it all.

Cranbrook’s iconic Orpheus Fountain is also featured within the City Guide section of this edition, which focuses on the grand fountains of the region. Designed by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles in 1937 the fountain is located in front of the peristyle of Cranbrook Art Museum. Based on the mythological Greek figure of Orpheus, the work depicts eight bronze figures, one of whom represents Beethoven, reacting in various ways to Orpeheus’ mesmerizing music.

To plan a visit to see both of these treasures at Cranbrook Art Museum, or to learn more about the sculptures on campus during a new weekly walking tour, click here.