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Cranbrook Art Museum

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Kirstin D. wrote a review Feb 2020
Port Huron, Michigan439 contributions17 helpful votes
Lovely inside and out. Beautiful extraordinary fountains surround the art museum, and great exhibits inside. A lovely setting - Cranbrook school and the nearby homes and buildings. You really have to go experience it. The exhibits change often.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Responded Feb 17, 2020
Thank you so much for your review, Kristin. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and grounds, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Lorij wrote a review Nov 2019
Detroit, Michigan139 contributions11 helpful votes
It is not the DIA, but small and quaint. We primarily went for the album covers. Which was a good thing as the museum was under construction and there was not much else to see. They were not charging to get in, so that helped offset the lack of art. We were in and out in 20 minutes, which for a 30 minute drive, is rather disappointing. When they actually have the rooms filled, you can be there a good hour. So, it's hit or miss. If you are making a special trip, definitely call to see what's being shown first. The Cranbrook area is beautiful, and on a nice day, great to walk around.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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StockholmKindaGuy wrote a review Sep 2019
Marietta, Georgia7,214 contributions512 helpful votes
The Cranbrook Art Museum primarily features temporary exhibitions, of a high caliber. "Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality" and "For the Record: Artists on Vinyl" are two current exhibitions that continue that trend. While "Landlord Colors" is the larger of the two, I enjoyed "For the Record" more. "Landlord Colors'' is made up of artwork by artists from five different countries linked by economic and social issues. The art ranges from small pieces to very large. Many were quite impactful in what they had to say. "For the Record" is a reminder of how wonderful and artistic, 12"x12" album sleeves were. This exhibition focuses on covers done by artists from the world of Fine Arts, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dalí, Richard Diebenkorn, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and many others. Many of the covers on display were paired with works of art from Cranbrook's collection. The albums cover a wide range of music. These are two strong exhibitions worth your attention. Cranbrook is open Tuesday through Sunday. General admission is $10 and there's many sculptures on the grounds of Cranbrook by Carl Milles you can see for free.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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jfadds wrote a review Aug 2019
chicago4,454 contributions620 helpful votes
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We saw a Nick Cave show here a few years ago that was incredible On this visit- so so This show features artists from 5 different conflict areas—for us- not very interesting Needed someone more learned than I to explain what was the true meaning of this assembly
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Mark P wrote a review Jun 2019
Swampscott, Massachusetts1,748 contributions264 helpful votes
This museum is beautiful, and the surrounding grounds, complete with a reflecting pool, are very nice. The exhibits are very hit or miss. I like contemporary art generally, but was unimpressed with the current show. Nonetheless, this museum is worth considering for a visit.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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