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Historical interiors take center stage in Cranbrook exhibit
Dec 5, 2016

Open now and running through March 19, 2017, Cranbrook Museum exhibit “Cranbrook Time Machine: Twentieth-Century Period Rooms,” pulls inspiration from 19th-century diorama and period rooms and spotlights environments designed around special objects on display. 

Historical interiors take center stage in Cranbrook exhibit Historical interiors take center stage in Cranbrook exhibit
Inside The Naturalist's Athenaeum, which includes Tiffany glass motif-inspired wallpaper, called 'Beggars Banquet,' designed by David Nosanchuk

The four exhibit spaces include: The Naturalist’s Athenaeum, focused on the study of the natural world; The Bachelor Pad, an indoor-outdoor space with furniture by George Nelson, Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames; The Comic Cave, a 1970s-themed look the museum says is inspired by “speculative thinking of the era, including time travel, transcendental meditation, and the Afrofuturist philosophies of Sun Ra”; and A Semiotic Funhouse, a room that embraces postmodernism and different ideas of taste. 

Historical interiors take center stage in Cranbrook exhibit
Inside the exhibit; courtesy PD Rearick

The exhibit is the third in a series, which also includes  “The Cranbrook Hall of Wonders” and “The Cranbrook Salon.” 

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