Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cranbrook Art Museum Opens Three New Galleries This Friday

The Cranbroook Art Museum opened in 1942. The original collection was donated by Cranbrook's original creators George Gough Booth and his wife, Ellen Scripps Booth. It currently houses a permanent collection, including works by Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, Maija Grotell and Carl Milles, as well as Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. It is also the home to lots of really cool collections that come through Detroit for a limited time only. Over the last year this has included the works of Basquiat and Shepard Fairey. This Friday, November 16th the museum will be previewing three new collections.

The first collection is called Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped and it was created by Annabeth Rosen. This gallery will feature more than 100 pieces that the former Cranbrook graduate created over the last 20 years.

The Second collection is called A McArthur Binion Project and it features the work of Chicago-based painter McArthur Binion. Binion "uses documents of his life—his birth certificate, personal phone book, identification portraits—as the first layers in his paintings. He then builds the surface with hard-pressed oil stick or crayon in grid patterns, creating a visual profile that aligns his work within the traditions of postwar abstraction and Minimalism''.

The third collection is called A Portrait of True Red and it was created by Danielle Dean. This visually intriguing photo gallery questions race, gender, age, and class. It's a tale of a girl and her Nike's but it so much more.
There will be a member preview of the show from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday before the gallery opens to the public from 7 until 9 p.m. It will be $25 to get into the show if you are not a Cranbrook member.  Each of these exhibits ends at a different time, so make sure that you visit before they close if you don't make it out to the opening this weekend. You can find out everything you end to know about The Cranbrook Art Museum here.


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