Center exhibitions explore Cranbrook's history and collections. They are presented in spaces across the campus, including Saarinen House, Cranbrook House, and the galleries of Cranbrook Art Museum.
Saarinen House: Presidents/Residents, 1946-1994
OPENING RECEPTION IN SAARINEN HOUSE
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1pm-5pm
EXHIBITION TOUR DATES
May 11 through November 25, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 2pm
Sundays at 1pm and 3pm
Presidents/Residents examines the artistic work and legacies of the four presidents of Cranbrook Academy of Art that followed Eliel Saarinen: Zoltan Sepeshy, Glen Paulsen, Wallace Mitchell, and Roy Slade.
Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes: The Gerald W. McNeely Collection of Pewabic Pottery
Exhibition Dates: December 11, 2015, through August 28, 2016
Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes was the inaugural exhibition of the works in the Gerald W. McNeely Collection, which recently had been donated to Cranbrook Art Museum. The collection comprises one of the largest private collections of Pewabic Pottery, and includes 117 works, including objects that pre-date the pottery and span founder Mary Chase Perry Stratton’s lifetime.
Designs of the Times: 100 Years of Posters at Cranbrook
Exhibition Dates: December 12, 2015 to March 20, 2016
Designs of the Times was the third exhibition in the Cranbrook Archives ephemera series. The exhibition, which represented Cranbrook’s diverse audiences by exploring both design and history, illustrated the impact of new technologies and the information age on the poster medium as visual communication.
Anders Ruhwald: A Site-Sensitive Installation in Saarinen House
Exhibition Dates: May 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013
For his first solo exhibition in Michigan, Danish ceramist Anders Ruhwald presented a series of “site-sensitive” installations in Saarinen House, the “total work of art” designed by the Finnish American architect Eliel Saarinen in 1930.
VISION AND INTERPRETATION: BUILDING CRANBROOK, 1904-2012
Exhibition Dates: June 16, 2012, through March 24, 2013
With models and drawings and rich archival materials, this exhibition presented the architectural legacy of Cranbrook as an artistic narrative emerging from the creative beliefs of Cranbrook’s founder, George Gough Booth.