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Alexander Girard Family Day  CAM
Saturday, August 12 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a day of Girard-themed tours and activities:  Design a fabric flag for your own imaginary country, c onstruct your own figurines, b ecome a junior textile designer - learn about printmaking, positive and negative space, rhythm and repetition - a nd more!

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe
Through Sunday, October 8 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The U.S. debut of this landmark exhibition presents hundreds of examples of Alexander Girard's work, including furniture, textiles, graphics, architecture, and sculptures, as well as drawings and collages never shown before.   
Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape
Through Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape   examines the role of designed objects that define and animate our interior environments. The exhibition features contemporary furniture and furnishings by recent alumni and Artists-in-Residence of Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection
Through Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

In recognition of Finland's centennial of independence, Cranbrook Art Museum presents   Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection, an exhibition examining the profound influence this country has had on Cranbrook and the development of the arts in America.

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Collections Wing Tours:  Manufacturing Modernism in Michigan: Cranbrook + Herman Miller
Saturdays through October 7 | 1:00 pm

Honoring the legacy of continued collaboration between Cranbrook and Herman Miller, including contributions of Alexander Girard, Head of Textile and Fabric at Herman Miller, headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.

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A Conversation in the Conversation Pit
Sunday, September 10 | 1:00 pm

Join us for a Girard-inspired conversation with legendary textile artist Ruth Adler Schnee (Design '46) and historian Deborah Kawsky. Free for ArtMembers and included with Museum admission. Visit our website for more details.

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Photograph by James Haefner
Frank Lloyd Wright's Smith House Tours
Saturdays & Sundays,  August 12, September 10 & 23, October 15 & 21 | 11:30 am (Photography+), 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm
Explore the remarkable architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and his Usonian style, while also hearing the story of the home's builders, school teachers Sara Stein Smith and Melvyn Maxwell Smith. Tours are offered in partnership with the Towbes Foundation.

Cranbrook & Friends Garden Walk  CHG
Wednesday, August 2 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gardening Demonstration by Laura Daluga, AIFD | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Discover five private gardens in the Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills area and the beloved Cranbrook Gardens. Highlights include the gardens of an Antebellum-style estate, a forest valley with pathways surrounded by wildflowers, and a garden on the whimsical side.
Cranbrook Gardens Open for Free
Daily through Tuesday, October 31 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Explore gardens featuring traditional and contemporary plantings, fountains, statuary, lakes, and streams. Free admission is courtesy of presenting sponsor PNC Bank, and sponsors, All Seasons Independent Living, Neighborhood SEEN, and Roberts Restaurant Group. 
Cranbrook House Guided Tours  CHG
Tours: Through Sunday, October 29 | See website for tour schedule
Tour & Tea: Wednesday, August 9, September 13 & October 11 | 1:00 pm
Tour & Lunch: Wednesday, August 16 & October 18 | 11:00 am
Tour Cranbrook House, an Arts & Crafts-style masterpiece designed by Albert Kahn for the visionary couple that founded Cranbrook, George Gough and Ellen Scripps Booth. Step back in time to a golden era of craftsmanship on a guided tour of the 1908 English Tudor manor.
Yoga in the Gardens
Saturdays through September 2 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Connect with nature and yourself in this outdoor yoga class! Enjoy the beautiful sights, gentle sounds, and calming scents of Cranbrook Gardens while experiencing the benefits of yoga. Save on admission by registering in advance online. Beginners welcome!

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Art in the Elements: A Plein Air Floral Exhibition
Preview Party: Friday, September 8 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
General Admission: Saturday, September 9 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Admission: Sunday, September 10 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Discover living sculpture exhibits of fresh floral and botanicals in the natural setting of The Mountain at Cranbrook House & Gardens. Experience one-of-a-kind floral artworks, mingle with the artists, attend educational workshops, and explore Cranbrook Gardens.  
Photograph by Colton Graub, CS '13.
Explore After Dark! Family Camp CIS
Friday, August 11 - Saturday, August 12 | 8:00 pm - 8:00 am
Grab the family and pack your sleeping bags for an overnight of fun in the museum during the Perseid Meteor Shower. Evening activities include a bat walk, star viewing in our Observatory, a planetarium program, and more! 
Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things" From the Pharaoh's Tomb
Through Sunday, September 3
Discover Egypt's celebrated boy king and the legendary contents of the richest archaeological find of all time - the treasures of King Tut's tomb - through meticulously created replicas of the pharaoh's possessions, along with artifacts from the period surrounding his reign.    

MASCO Free First Friday
Friday, August 4 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a free evening of science fun, courtesy of the MASCO Foundation! The CafĂ© and Observatory will be open.  Planetarium programs and admission to the Changing Exhibit Gallery are offered at an  additional charge .     

Friday Night Bat Walks
Fridays through September 1

Friday Night Bat Walks led by the Organization for Bat Conservation are offered every Friday evening through September 1. Walk the campus in search of bats, explore bat habitats, and learn how and where to install a bat house on your own property.     

Book a Summer Group Tour at the Institute of Science
Weekdays through September 1

Summer Group Programs offer discounted admission and the opportunity to add up to four special programs for a full day of science exploration. Programs include either planetarium or Insect Inspector programs.     

Eclipse Event
Monday, August 21 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy eclipse programming in the planetarium. We will also stream views from locations in the path of totality as well as make available our observatory for safe viewing. All activities, except for planetarium programs, are free with museum admission.     

Open House Schools
Sunday, October 22 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet some of our world-class teachers, get an up-close look at our facilities, and speak with members of our admission team. We know you will begin to understand why a Cranbrook education truly offers opportunity you will find nowhere else - opportunity that lasts a lifetime.
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Cranbrook Envisions a Cure Walk/Run
Sunday, September 17 | 12:30 pm

Join Cranbrook students, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, and friends in standing together in the fight against cancer. Walk sponsored by the Cranbrook Schools Student Envisions a Cure Club and Cross Country Team.
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Register Now for Summer Camp Camps
Campers have the chance to work in an actual artist's studio, study fossils that are more than one hundred million years old, swim in a natatorium designed by an internationally renowned architect, create their own art museum and select the art that goes in it, build a remote-controlled robot, and much more. 

Camps start soon, register early to avoid late fees. Open a world of creativity, exploration, and discovery for your child, enroll them in summer camp at Cranbrook!
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