Cranbrook Art Museum

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Cranbrook Art Museum
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Cranbrook Art Museum invites viewers to discover relevant and transformative moments in modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design. Through our exhibitions, collections, programming, and publications, we bring together people from our region and around the world to provoke new ideas about art, creativity, and the built environment. We achieve this at Cranbrook Educational Community, a National Historic Landmark campus, where the pursuit of knowledge and innovation is paramount.
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bcsystems
Ann Arbor, MI3,273 contributions
Small Museum
Apr 2021
It is small and to make things worst, they are currently changing over exhibits with only one floor open. It was free but we probably walked through the current open area in 15 minutes!
Written April 4, 2021
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Kirstin D.
Port Huron, MI439 contributions
Beautiful Cranbrook!
Apr 2019
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.
Written February 15, 2020
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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!
Written February 17, 2020
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Lorij
Detroit, MI139 contributions
Small
Nov 2019
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.
Written November 22, 2019
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,150 contributions
Vinyl Artists and More
Aug 2019
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.
Written September 8, 2019
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jfadds
chicago4,637 contributions
All depends on the show
Aug 2019
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
Written August 1, 2019
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Mark P
Swampscott, MA1,808 contributions
Nice Buildings, Hit Or Miss Collection
Jun 2019 • Friends
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.
Written June 29, 2019
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marftrip
Kernersville, NC239 contributions
Not for me
Jun 2019 • Solo
There’s nothing wrong with this museum, and the building and grounds are certainly worth visiting. Unfortunately, I had missed the fact that the permanent collection (including pieces by the Saarinen family) was only available one day a month. I was taking the Saarinen House tour (highly recommend, excellent guide) and the Art Museum was included. I found a few pieces interesting, but be aware it’s contemporary art. If that’s not to your liking, don’t bother.
Written June 24, 2019
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HonestMom
Detroit, MI21 contributions
So small
Feb 2019 • Family
I was disappointed because I guess I thought Cranbrook Art museum is going to be substantial but it was tiny. The art was very modern without variety. I guess it’s all in the expectations.
Written April 27, 2019
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Elaine R
Bloomfield Hills, MI39 contributions
Cultured and Curated
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is the place to view the art of today and to learn about the art that has influenced our society. Well curated changing exhibits. Love!
Written March 19, 2019
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Smarty T
5 contributions
Surprising Art
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is really a great museum with lots of shows. I love it when they have events highlighting and era for example. Always well done in a clean well lite beautiful space.
Written January 15, 2019
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  • Wed - Wed 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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