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Andy Warhol’s Films
Through January 11
Center Gallery

Warhol’s career as a filmmaker is documented through the presentation of a new film each week in the Museum’s Center Gallery. The films will run continuously during Museum hours beginning on October 19. No screening on November 28.

Films by Warhol and Dates

Mrs. Warhol (1966)
December 10 – 14

Sunset (1967)
December 17 – 28

Screen Tests Reel #23 (1964–66)
January 2 – January 11


Saturday, January 31, from 6 – 8pm

Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports
February 1 through March 29, 2009
Main, Center, South and Wainger Galleries

The exhibition Mixed Signals focuses on artists from the mid-1990s to the present who question the notion of the male athlete as the last bastion of uncomplicated, authentic identity in American culture during the preceding decades. Many works presented in the exhibition will be on display for the first time and are made by artists who have appropriated, riffed on, and variously re-presented athletic imagery. Mixed Signals demonstrates that the male athlete is a far more ambiguous, polyvalent figure in our collective cultural imagination than ever before.

Participating artists: Matthew Barney, Mark Bradford, Marcelino Gonçalves, Lyle Ashton Harris, Brian Jungen, Kurt Kauper, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Kori Kewkirk, Catherine Opie, Paul Pfeiffer, Marco Rios, Collier Schorr, Joe Sola, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Hank Willis Thomas.

Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by iCI (Independent Curators International), New York. The guest curator for the exhibition is Christopher Bedford, Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts in Columbus, Ohio. The exhibition, tour, and catalogue are made possible, in part, by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and the members of iCI.

Saturday, January 31, from 6 – 8pm

Mark Newport: Superheroes In Action
February 1 through March 29, 2009
North Gallery

Mark Newport: Superheroes In Action explores the innovative and engaging work of Mark Newport, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Fiber Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Superheroes and comic book characters both classic – Batman, Captain America, the Rawhide Kid, Hawkeye – and devised from Newport’s imagination – Argyleman, Sweaterman, Every Any No Man, Flamer – provide the subject matter for oversized knitted costumes. In these works, Newport questions the iconic nature and heroic ability of the superhero through the use of typically feminine-gendered art forms, consequently posing larger questions about pop culture, masculinity, domesticity and craft.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Andy Warhol: Grand Slam Paintings, Photographs, Prints and Films
Featuring The Athletes Series from the Collection of Richard Weisman
Through January 11, 2009
Main, Center, North, and South Galleries

Andy Warhol, arguably the most important artist of the second half of the twentieth century, captivated the world with his irreverent perspective on modern life and celebrity. Cranbrook Art Museum presents an unmatched exhibition of more than 200 signature examples of the artist’s work, highlighting Warhol’s practice in four artistic media –painting, photography, print and film– and spanning the breadth of the artist’s career from the 1960s through the 1980s.


Toshiko Takaezu: A Gift to Cranbrook
Through March 15, 2009


Learn about Cranbrook's evolution during the past 100 years and see its celebrated architecture and unique sculpture. This walking tour begins at Cranbrook Art Museum and follows a path through the Cranbrook campus. The length of the tour varies from 90 minutes to 4 hours. Two-week advance reservations are required for this tour.

Note: most special events require the purchase of a membership for addmition.

Founded in 1932, Cranbrook Academy of Art is a preeminent graduate level school of art, design and architecture. Offering an intense studio-based experience, Artists-in-Residence mentor students in art, architecture and design to creatively influence contemporary culture.
Master of Fine Arts degrees are offered in nine disciplines including 2D Design, 3D Design, Ceramics, Fiber, Metal, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculptur

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