A New 624-Page Book Pays Homage to Cranbrook Academy of Art

Nearly 200 artists are featured in ”With Eyes Opened”
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Photograph courtesy of Cranbrook Art Museum

The Cranbrook Academy of Art is telling its story in a big way this month with the release of a massive new hardcover book. With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932 is a limited-edition, 624-page epic documenting this storied cultural institution and its “radical experiment in the education of artists.” About 200 artists and designers across nearly 90 years are featured in a sweeping survey illustrated with nearly 500 color, black-and-white, and duotone images. 

Founded in 1932, the Cranbrook Academy of Art has shaped contemporary design
in America like few other institutions. This summer, it will celebrate with one of
its largest self-examinations in decades. As the book is conquering coffee tables, the Cranbrook Art Museum will be prepping for a huge exhibition of the same name that, beginning June 18, will bring the story of Cranbrook to life on its gallery walls. More than 250 works across a variety of fields — architecture, ceramics, design, fiber, painting, photography, sculpture, and more — will be featured.

With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932 ($125) will be available exclusively at the Cranbrook Art Museum. Preorder at cranbrookartmuseum.org.