An intimate group of art lovers had the chance to enjoy one of Michigan’s premier art collections Thursday, assembled through decades by Rebecca and Alan Ross. The couple’s relatively modest Bloomfield Hills bungalow, nearly a stone’s throw from Cranbrook, houses lively artwork ranging in medium and variety. Artists in their collection include El Anatsui, Memphis, Scott Reeder, and Jessica Stockholder to name a few.
Guests gathered in the backyard at an oblong dining table adjacent to the swimming pool. Rebecca Ross escorted partygoers on personal art tours throughout the home. Without question, the residence exemplifies a household that naturally coexists with art. Their practice begs the rare question, “Is their home an art gallery or is their art gallery their home?”
While taking in one of the most impressive cutting-edge artwork collections in the area, guests relished in a strolling dinner by chef Jeff Rose, owner of CAYA Smokehouse Grill, including smoked salmon and succulent grilled lamb chops, accompanied by a variety of wines. Profound conversations about art were the highlight of the evening.