One Campus - Many Reasons to #visitCranbrook
This April, we invite you to the 2018 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art at Cranbrook Art Museum, the second annual Bauder Lecture with the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, an All Beethoven piano recital at Cranbrook House & Gardens, Spring Into Science at Cranbrook Institute of Science, and the Kaleidoscope Cultivates fundraiser for Cranbrook Schools.

Keep reading below to learn more about these events and many others!
2018 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018
Exhibition open during normal Museum hours

Explore innovative work from the next generation of architects, artists, and designers.

Sunday, April 29, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Cranbrook Academy of Art opens its private studios to the public for free during OPEN(STUDIOS)

True to Form: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Open during normal Museum hours

The exhibition includes celebrated favorites alongside newly-acquired works debuting for the first time.

Spring Break Art Days
Monday, April 2, 2018 - Friday, April 6, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm

Spring Break Art Days offer a fun, creative, open environment to create and explore art and design using Cranbrook’s amazing collections!

Film Screening: "J. Fred Woell: An American Vision"
Saturday, April 7, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Discover the life and work of metalsmith, jeweler, and political artist, J. Fred Woell (CAA Sculpture, ‘69).

Academy of Art Lectures
See website for schedule

The public lecture series is a critical and idiosyncratic look into the conversations and inquiry that drive the Academy's 10 departments of art, architecture and design. 

Collections Wing Tours
Saturdays, April 7 & 14, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm

See work by Eames, Knoll, Saarinen, and many others in our state-of-the-art storage facility during these behind-the-scenes tours.

Saarinen House: Presidents/ Residents, 1946-1994
Free Exhibition Opening Reception
Sunday, April 29, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Explore the artistic work and legacies of the four presidents of Cranbrook Academy of Art that followed Eliel Saarinen.

The Voices of Cranbrook: History Speaks for Itself
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hear the voices of some of the people who helped shaped Cranbrook, especially during the second half of the twentieth century. 

Two Days Away: Cranbrook Connections in Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin
Friday, May 4, 2018 - Saturday, May 5, 2018

Explore three cities in Ohio and their many connections to Cranbrook during this overnight excursion.

Spring Piano Recitals
Sunday, April 15 & May 6, 2018

Enjoy recitals in the Cranbrook House Library featuring local artists performing on Cranbrook's 1929 Steinway & Sons Concert Grand Piano.

"Helping Native Plants Survive Since 1975" Shirt Sales Benefit Native Plant Rescue Efforts

Shop Native Plant Rescue apparel - proceeds benefit the Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Native Plant Rescue program.

Spring Into Science
Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6, 2018
11:00am - 3:00pm

Explore the wildlife of Michigan, learn about marine debris and its impact on the environment, meet the “Dirt Doctors,” and more over spring break.  

Dig for Dinosaur Fossils
Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6, 2018

Dig for dinosaur fossils, meet a paleontologist, and clean and take home a fossil of your own all week during spring break.

Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars  
Through Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Open during normal Institute hours

Construct Roman mosaics, utilize age-old technologies that have shaped the world today, and learn about the advanced engineering of the Colosseum and Roman roads. Presented by Flagstar Bank

Free First Friday
Friday, April 6, 2018
5:00pm - 10:00pm

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, the Institute of Science is free after 5:00pm the first Friday of each month.

Women Rock Science
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Join us for a night out at the Institute of Science to celebrate and honor women in STEM and STEAM education to help bring science curriculums to underserved communities around metro Detroit.  

Kaleidoscope Cultivates
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Enjoy a seated dining experience in Brookside, a tribute to Arlyce Seibert, raffles, a live auction, dancing, and more!

Summer Camps
Open a world of creativity and discovery for your child, register them now for summer camps at the Art Museum, Institute of Science, and Schools!

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