The Detroit News Features Anders Ruhwald Exhibition

The Detroit News takes at look at the current Anders Ruhwald exhibition at Sarrinen House, saying, “it’s up to you to decide whether Ruhwald’s esthetic challenges or highlights the restrained elegance Saarinen House is famous for.” For the full story, click here.

Image: Anders Ruhwald
Lamp (Gottlieb’s Gaze), 2011
Book Room
Glazed earthenware and lamp components
30-1/4 x 27 x 9-7/8 inches
Collection of Gary L. Wasserman
Photograph by Tim Thayer and R. H. Hensleigh;
Photography ©Cranbrook Art Museum

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Michigan Modern Featured in the Detroit Free Press

The McGregor Memorial Conference Center in Detroit features a reflecting pool. Minoru Yamasaki designed the Wayne State University building. / John Gallagher/Detroit Free Press

“Cranbrook highlights Detroit’s midcentury marvels of design, architecture”
By John Gallagher
Detroit Free Press Architecture Writer
Click here for the article.

Michigan Modern is Here!

Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America
(Upper Galleries)
Four-Day Symposium: June 13 – 16, 2013
Members’ Only Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm*
Exhibition Dates: June 14, 2013 – October 13, 2013

Check out the links below for the latest press coverage of Michigan Modern.

Architect’s Newspaper
Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America

Detroit Unspun
Michigan (and Detroit) Defined the Look of 20th Century Design


Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America

Dwell Magazine
Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America


Michigan’s hefty contribution to American Modernism goes on display in Metro Detroit

The Oakland Press
Cranbrook creates framework for modern art, design

The Upper Peninsula’s Second Wave
Michigan Hosts Architectural and Industrial Design Event of the Year