CAA/CAM MISSION STATEMENT
Cranbrook Academy of Art is an independent graduate
degree-granting institution offering an intense studio-based experience where artists-in-residence mentor
students in art, architecture and design to creatively influence contemporary
Cranbrook Art Museum is an educational institution that provides
direct experience with modern and contemporary art, architecture and design,
and promotes an understanding of their relevance and contribution to
society. As a partner of Cranbrook Academy of Art,
Cranbrook Art Museum is a window to the Academy and
the Academy's window to the world.
Cranbrook Art Museum accomplishes
this mission by:
· Preserving, expanding and providing access to
its collections in the fields of art, architecture and design
from the 20th and 21st centuries, which contribute to the
education of Academy students and public audiences.
· Presenting a
program of exhibitions that explore the work of modern masters
and the images and issues of contemporary art relevant to
the Academy's program of graduate study.
· Offering public educational
programs that provide opportunities for understanding the artmaking process and
exploring the meanings of art.
· Developing collaborative relationships, especially
those within the Cranbrook Educational Community, that encourage new opportunities
for expanding audiences.
· Embracing Cranbrook's artists, history, architecture and
grounds as both context and content for its programs.