April 5, 2013

2013 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art

Cranbrook Academy of Art

The exhibition
Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum will be alive with art and design on April 21 as we celebrate the work of another graduating class and invite the community inside the Academy’s private studio spaces.

The most cutting-edge, thought-provoking work from the next generation of architects, artists and designers will be on display at the 2013 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art. The Degree Exhibition showcases pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of 76 graduates as they launch their careers.

The exhibition will fill the entire 15,000 square feet of Cranbrook Art Museum and surrounding grounds with some of the most innovative art and design work being produced in the nation. It opens to the public on April 21 and will run through May 12.

Also on April 21, the Academy will hold the second annual OPEN(STUDIOS) Art Sale + Community Day. This is the only time of the year when the public is invited inside the Academy’s private studio spaces to see the workspaces of today’s emerging artists and designers. Student artists and faculty from each of the Academy’s ten departments will be on hand to discuss their work and show off their creative environment. Select pieces of student art will be for sale.

There will be hands-on art and science activities for the whole family, artwork displays from Academy alumni, a food truck rally and more. Self-guided or alumni-led tours of the studios will be held throughout the afternoon. Special youth tours of the Art Museum will be held at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, and kids can create their own work of art. The event will take place rain or shine.

Families can also experience all that the Cranbrook Educational Community has to offer, with representatives from entities such as Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cranbrook House and Gardens, Cranbrook’s summer camps and many more on-site. Ticket price includes admission to the Art Museum, Institute of Science and a voucher for future admission to Cranbrook Gardens.

About Cranbrook Academy of Art
Cranbrook Academy of Art is the country’s top ranked, graduate-only program in architecture, design and fine art. Each year, just 75 students are invited to study and live on our landmark Saarinen-designed campus, which features private studios, state-of-the art workshops, a renowned Art Museum, and 300 acres of forests, lakes, and streams, all a short drive from the red-hot art, design, and music scene of Detroit. The focus at Cranbrook is on studio practice in one of ten disciplines: Architecture, 2D and 3D Design, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture. The program is anchored by celebrated Artists- and Designers-in-Residence, one for each discipline, all of whom live and practice on campus alongside our students. For more information, visit us at


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