For more than three decades, Greg Wittkopp has been shaping and stewarding Cranbrook’s collections, first as a curator, then as the Director of Cranbrook Art Museum, and now as the Founding Director of the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Major projects at the Museum include restoring Saarinen House, acquiring the Shuey Collection of Contemporary Art, and overseeing the restoration of the Eliel Saarinen-designed galleries and the creation of the state-of-the-art Collections Wing, a $22 million project completed in 2011. His research and publications have focused on Cranbrook and its artists and include Saarinen House and Garden: A Total Work of Art and an essay in the exhibition catalog Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism. Greg holds an MA in Art History from Wayne State University and a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan and serves on the boards of the Association of Midwest Museums and DoCoMoMo – US/MI.
All photographs by P.D. Rearick, CAA '10.