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Address: 201 E Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202-4048
Phone Number: 313 664 7400
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Home to the Josephine Ford Sculpture Garden

Across from the Detroit Institute of Arts, on the campus of the College for Creative Studies, is where you'll find the Josephine Ford Sculpture Garden. This small sculpture garden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
StockholmKindaGuy
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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Across from the Detroit Institute of Arts, on the campus of the College for Creative Studies, is where you'll find the Josephine Ford Sculpture Garden. This small sculpture garden seems to be one of those hidden treasures only the faculty and students of the school know about. There's about a dozen sculptures, including one by Alexander Calder. It's a great... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The is an interesting part of Detroit's history. The original design studios of General Motors, now used as a teaching facility. Lots of history here! The lobby display is most interesting. Tours are available, I believe.

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southfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I went to college here and I got my BFA in Photography. It was a wonderful experience and I am grateful I was able to attend this fantastic school.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Well rounded staff and curriculum that will enhance talented artist with technique, professional exchange and opportunities to reveal individual creativity.;

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Central Florida, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I think the school itself might be a bit pricey for students without a lot of money. My daughter attended CCS for a year, waiting to get into SCAD in Savannah. Even with room and board, SCAD was a better value and layout. CCS isn't in the best neighborhood, and the girls in her room (6 in a room) were... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have now gone to two years of the Art Exhibit and I look forward to it every year. I love all the different styles and layers and textures to all of the art pieces and what they represent. Not sure how I came across this but so glad I did!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Amazing art coming out of this longtime educational institution, don't miss the annual student sale during Noel Nite in December.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Sitting behind The Detroit Institute of Arts on the College for Creative Studies campus is the lovely Josephine Ford Sculpture Garden, named for the only grand daughter of Henry Ford. Here you'll find around a dozen sculptures from a number of different artists, arranged throughout the gardens. My favorite pieces were by Etienne Martin, Alexander Calder, Raymond Duchamp-Villon and Beverly... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I enjoyed my visit to the campus for a Kresge Information session. The conference, Lecture spaces was comfortable and nice looking. The audio system was quite good and I was impressed by the mini mics, shaped like small tubes, they had at the table so the ladies could be heard while seated.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This university is better known outside of Michigan than inside. Students in auto and product design department are sought out by companpanies worldwide.

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