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PBS News Hour Explores Cranbrook Chair Design in "With Eyes Opened"

August 12th, 2021

PBS Newshour featured Cranbrook Art Museum’s exhibition, With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932 which delves into the nearly 90 year history of the Academy. Coorespondent Jeffrey Brown spoke with museum Director, Andrew Blauvelt; 3D Design alumna, Nina Cho;  and Designer-in-Residence and head of 3D Design, Scott Klinker about the Academy’s deep connect to furniture design, specifically chairs.

Cranbrook Academy of Art is known as the birthplace of midcentury modern design, the incubator of design legends such as Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, and many more. The Academy’s legacy as a creative, experimental, and interdisciplinary community continues today.

Watch the PBS Newshour segment