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Honigman Partners with Prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art for Detroit Office Exhibition

September 20, 2017

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP announced today that it has transformed the 23rd floor of its downtown Detroit offices into a temporary art gallery. The gallery features 70 pieces of art by 22 accomplished Michigan artists and was made possible through a partnership with the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art. This inaugural exhibit, which will last six months, is the first in a series of rotating galleries designed to highlight Michigan’s vibrant art scene.

“Honigman has a long history of supporting the arts and is proud to give these artists and their work another platform,” said David Foltyn, Chairman and CEO of Honigman. “This partnership is the latest example of our ongoing commitment to promoting Detroit’s culture and art scene.” 

This partnership was spearheaded by Honigman’s Chief Community Officer, Fritz Morsches, and was a natural fit due to close ties between the Cranbrook community and the firm’s leadership team, many of whom are alumni of the Cranbrook schools. Cranbrook Academy of Art board member Marilyn Finkel, also an art advisor and professor emeritus of Oakland Community College, assisted in the establishment of the project. 

Cranbrook Academy of Art is located in Bloomfield Hills and is one of the country’s top-ranked graduate schools for architecture, design and the fine arts. The school consistently ranks as one of the top 10 fine art graduate programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and was recently named one of the top 15 art schools in the U.S. by Artsy magazine.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Honigman on this wonderful exhibition. Cranbrook is excited to showcase the work of our illustrious alumni and provide a new, unique location for their work,” said Chris Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum. 

Honigman, which is the first law firm in the area to sponsor such an event, is a well-known patron of the arts and a long-term supporter of many cultural organizations. Honigman represented the Detroit Institute of Arts in the famed “Grand Bargain,” to help secure the city’s extensive art collection for generations to come.