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March 2016
Cranbrook Schools Ranked in "The 50 Most Elite Boarding Schools in America 2016"
Don't miss the opportunity to see current exhibitions at Cranbrook Art Museum before they close this month! Him, a project by Liz Cohen closes on March 6. Andy Warhol: Empire and The Cranbrook Salon close on March 13. Read Image, See Text and Designs of the Times: 100 Years of Posters at Cranbrook close on March 20. Lou Reed, Metal Machine Trio: the Creation of the Universe closes on March 26. Click here for more details on these exhibitions that are closing soon. 
The Institute's popular Lecture Series in partnership with the Nature Conservancy returns with three spring lectures featuring Nature Conservancy Scientists who are actively engaged in research in the Great Lakes region. Dr. Patrick Doran, Nature Conservancy Associate State Director, will present The Nature of Cities on Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 pm. By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of the world's population will live in cities. How can nature help build resilient urban communities around the world and right here in Detroit? Tickets are $12 per person for the general public, and $10 for Institute and Nature Conservancy Members. Call 248 645.3210 or 
go online to register and also see past lectures. 
BATS: Superheroes of the Night celebrates bats, the new Batman v. Superman movie, and superheroes in general in March. The Malayan Flying Foxes have arrived as part of the new features related to the exhibition. The largest species of bat in the world, weighing around two pounds, and boasting five to six foot wingspans, these giant fruit-eaters are not to be missed. Starting March 11, we offer science and superhero fans the chance to own a piece of Batman movie history when bat houses constructed from the set of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice go up for auction on Ebay. Superhero Sunday on March 20 offers the opportunity to dress as your favorite superhero and see comics come alive as the Institute of Science celebrates all things superhero inside and outside the museum from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. We'll start by choosing sides and taking a selfie with Batman or Darth Vader to see who registers more superhero selfie posts on Facebook and then help save the bats through special activities. Learn more about bat events by clicking here.
The Institute presents a favorite rite of spring at its 42nd Annual Maple Festival on Sunday, March 13 from noon to 4:00 pm. All activities at this year's Festival are open to the public. In addition to maple-themed snacks, guests are invited to learn about the science of maple syrup production, listen to the story of sugaring in Colonial North America, and taste the pure sweetness of homemade maple candy. General admission is $18 for adults and $15 for children. Members receive a $3 discount per ticket.  To register, call 248 645.3245, stop at the Visitor's Service Desk at the Institute or go online.
Become a docent of Cranbrook House, the oldest manor home in metro-Detroit. Formerly the estate of Cranbrook's founders, George and Ellen Booth, Cranbrook House is now the centerpiece of the Cranbrook Educational Community, a National Historic Landmark. Docent volunteers lead tours of the first floor of Cranbrook House on select days, June through October, and during other special events throughout the year. Docent training runs Tuesdays, March 15 through April 26, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Prior experience is not required but enthusiasm, strong public speaking skills, and an interest in art, architecture and history is encouraged. Participants must join Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary to complete the docent training program. Click here for more information and to register. 
The most innovative work from the next generation of architects, artists, and designers will be on display at the 2016 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art, April 17 through May 15. The ArtMembers' Opening is on April 16, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Degree Exhibition showcases pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of more than 80 graduates as they launch their careers. For more information on The Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art, click here
Mark your calendars for one-of-a-kind celebrations of creativity on April 30 and May 1! Dine in Cranbrook Academy of Art's private studio spaces during STUDIO. Engage today's emerging artists, architects and designers in a grand celebration. Your evening includes a prelude reception, intimate dinner and dance party at ( AFTER)STUDIO! During OPEN(STUDIOS), gain access to Cranbrook Academy of Art's private studio spaces and browse student art for sale. Click here for more details. 
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