Detroit Institute of Arts
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Art Exhibition: “The Art that is Life”; Corr, 1984 - 1987
File — Container: Box 29, Folder: 6
Collection Scope From the Collection: Series I: General Correspondence (1909-1988) contains correspondence between Henry and Carolyn Booth and their family and friends in the period 1909-1988. Important subjects in this series include the following: Asheville School 1913-1918; University of Michigan 1918-1924; Travels in Europe by Henry Scripps Booth and J. Robert F. Swanson during the period July 1922 - May 1923. Correspondence between Henry Scripps Booth and Carolyn Farr Booth; Travels by George Gough Booth and Ellen Warren...
Dates: 1984 - 1987
Cranbrook Academy of Art Administration Records
Abstract In 1927 George G. Booth established the Cranbrook Academy of Art as an educational environment where students could come and learn from master artists in residence. The Academy functioned as a department under the Cranbrook Foundation and included painting, architecture, sculpture, ceramics and decorative design. The first Academy students were taken in early 1930. Eliel Saarinen was the first President (1932-1946). In 1942, with the opening of the Museum and Library, the Academy became an...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942 - 1973
Cranbrook Academy of Art Women's Committee
Abstract The Cranbrook Academy of Arts Women’s Committee was founded on February 11, 1966 as the social arm of the Friends of the Academy (the Museum’s new membership program). The committee’s purpose was to promote and undertake activities and projects that would further the welfare of the Academy and the Museum. Throughout nearly forty years the committee hosted numerous events, programs, and fundraising projects until disbanded in 2002. The bulk of the collection reflects primarly the Women's...
Dates: 1966 - 2006
Exhibitions, 1966-1996; undated
File — Container: Box 5, Folder: 2
Collection Scope From the Collection: The Women's Committee Records reflect mainly their fundraising activities for the Academy. They include historical information about the founding of the committee; administrative materials relating to event and program planning, and fundraising initiatives; and correspondence related to their participation within and outside of the Cranbrook community including letters to former United Kingdom Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and former Chairman, CEO, and President of the Chrysler...
Dates: 1966-1996; undated
Wallace MacMahon Mitchell Papers
Abstract Wallace McMahon Mitchell was born on October 9, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur Z. and Edith McMahon Mitchell. He was a respected painter, textile designer, geometric abstractionist, and a Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA) graduate student (’35). He later served at the Academy as a painting, and arts and crafts instructor; registrar; director; and then president until his death in 1977. The collection contains the papers of Mitchell and his family during his years at Cranbrook. Included are...
Dates: 1934 - 1980
Bernard “Tony” Rosenthal Papers
Abstract In 1939, Tony Rosenthal attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art to study sculpture with Carl Milles. There he met and became friends with Charles Eames, Florence Schust Knoll, Eero Saarinen, and others. After WWII, Rosenthal worked on commissions for several architectural firms and taught sculpture at UCLA. In 1960, he moved to New York City where he exhibited in galleries and received commissions to create outdoor sculptures in New York City, Honolulu, Ann Arbor, and other cities. In 1980,...
Dates: 1939 - 2000
- Subject: Exhibitions X
- Collection 4
- Archival Object 2
- Art -- Study and teaching 3
- Education 3
- Architecture 2
- Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century 2
- Painting 2
- Photographs 2
- Scrapbooks 2
- Art auctions 1
- Arts 1
- Arts and crafts movement 1
- Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) 1
- Design 1
- Historic house museums 1
- Industrial design 1
- Metalwork 1
- Museums 1
- Newspapers 1
- Oral history 1
- Recreation 1
- Students 1
- The Art that is Life: the Arts and Crafts Movement in America 1
- Weaving 1
- Women -- Societies and clubs 1 ∧ less