“Strauss Deconstructed” in the Detroit Free Press

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.

Detroit News Highlights Michigan Modern Lecture Series

This Sunday kicks off our new five-part lecture series welcoming back several speakers from the groundbreaking Michigan Modern™: Design that Shaped America symposium held at Cranbrook in June.

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.

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

Facebook Friends Day!

Thank you for being our friend! To honor our thousands of Facebook friends, we’re excited to offer a special promotion just for you. On July 27, we’ll be hosting an exclusive tour of our latest exhibition, Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America, guided by Cranbrook Art Museum Director Gregory Wittkopp. The tour will be held at 11:30am and is free with paid admission to the Museum. Simply drop by the front desk that morning and sign up! And all Facebook friends receive 20% off a full-price ArtMembers’ membership that day and the opportunity to sign up for future tours.

Come see the exhibition that critics are saying truly shows how Michigan served as an incubator for midcentury design, and enjoy an hour of lively conversation as we walk through Michigan’s design heritage. We hope you can join us.

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