The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research is pleased to announce the exhibition "Saarinen House: Presidents/Residents, 1946 – 1994". The fourth in a series of interventions at Cranbrook’s historic Saarinen House, Presidents/Residents examines the artistic work and legacies of the four presidents of Cranbrook Academy of Art that followed Eliel Saarinen: Zoltan Sepeshy, Glen Paulsen, Wallace Mitchell, and Roy Slade.
While Saarinen House served as the official home of these presidents from just 1951 to 1990, the exhibition traces their tenures as presidents from 1946 until 1994—a period of seismic social and artistic changes that were reflected in the work and culture of the Academy and reverberated in the rooms of Saarinen House.
Through paintings and drawings on loan from Cranbrook Art Museum, as well historic photographs and ephemera from Cranbrook Archives, this exhibition surveys both the Academy leadership and its student life during the second half of the 20th century.
OPENING RECEPTION IN SAARINEN HOUSE
Sunday, April 29, 2018
EXHIBITION TOUR DATES
May 11 through November 25, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 2:00pm
Sundays at 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Free admission during the opening, regular fees apply for tours.
To learn more, call 248.645.3307 or visit: https://center.cranbrook.edu/events/exhibitions/saarinen-house-presidentsresidents-1946-1994