The Seen, Chicago’s International Online Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, recently visited the current exhibition My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process and said the exhibition asks viewers “to dig deeper into the discipline of drawing – to understand it as evidence of a space where thought and action overlap, and continuously unfold into processes, rather than two distinct stages of completion.”
Read the full review here.
The Detroit Free Press takes an inside look at the upcoming performance from the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings at Cranbrook Art Museum, and the innovative way the group plans to get the audience “more involved in the creation of art,” says Maury Okun, executive director of Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. Click here for the full story.
Anders Ruhwald at Saarinen House: The Anatomy of a Home, 2013. Film by the Louisiana Channel for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark.
For a commentary about the exhibition, please click here.
“Cranbrook museum exhibit explores the art of thinking”
The Detroit Free Press
By B.J. Hammerstein
“Cranbrook art show examines the process of thinking”
The Oakland Press
By Stephanie Preweda
We will host a lecture at Cranbrook Art Museum every Sunday at 4pm until the exhibition closes on Oct. 13. All lectures will be held at deSalle Auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum and are included with Museum admission. Lectures are free for ArtMembers.
The Detroit News highlighted the lecture series in today’s Homestyle section.
Photo: Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, Midland, designed by Alden B. Dow. Photographer: Steve Vorderman for the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office.
Click here to watch Brian Conway, State Historic Preservation Officer, discuss the Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America exhibition currently on display at Cranbrook Art Museum.
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
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’ At Cranbrook Academy Of Art Celebrates State’s Design Legacy”
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Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America
Exhibition Dates: June 14, 2013 – October 13, 2013