February 2018
This February, we invite you to #visitCranbrook for Story Time at the Art Museum, an Edible Landscapes Dinner with the Center for Collections and Research, the Winter Greenhouse Sale at the House & Gardens, the Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars exhibition opening at the Institute of Science, volunteer opportunities with the Schools' Horizons-Upward Bound program, and much more!

Photograph by Jerry Beznos
Listen, Look, Learn: Story Time at Cranbrook Art Museum
Saturday, February 3, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Museum Educators for story time and self-guided observation activities in our current exhibitions:  Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views BASQUIAT BEFORE BASQUIAT: East 12th Street, 1979-1980 , and  Keith Haring: The End of the Line .
Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views   
Through Sunday, March 18, 2018
Open during normal Museum hours

Discover  Studio Views , an exhibition consisting of a large-scale installation based on acclaimed contemporary artist Ryan McGinness' studio practice, and  Collection Views , a presentation of drawings and iconography created from artworks in the Museum's collection.
BASQUIAT BEFORE BASQUIAT: East 12th Street, 1979-1980
Through Sunday, March 11, 2018
Open during normal Museum hours

The exhibition includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived in a small apartment in the East Village. This archival material provides rare insight into his artistic life before he was recognized as a prominent painter in the early 1980s.
Keith Haring: The End of the Line
Through Sunday, March 11, 2018
Open during normal Museum hours

This exhibition arrives 30 years after Keith Haring created his landmark temporary mural at the Museum in 1987. He considered that project one of his best, and it marked a new direction in his visual language that continued until his untimely death in 1990 at the age of 31. 
Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films
Through Sunday, March 11, 2018
Open during normal Museum hours

Maya Stovall: Free Public Lecture
Friday, February 2, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Maya Stovall is a Detroit-based artist who works across the disciplines of dance, theory, anthropology, ethnography, and contemporary art. The Museum features films from this series of site-specific dance interventions and a new film created in summer 2017 for the exhibition.
Collections Wing Tours: Icons, Ads and Graphics
Saturdays through March 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Take an in-depth look at the long legacy of artists influenced by symbols and iconography encountered in pop culture, from Andy Warhol to Ryan McGinness . All in addition to viewing the 6,500+ permanent items in Cranbrook’s extensive collection.
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. All lectures are free to ArtMembers and students with ID, and included with Museum admission for the general public.
Spring Break Art Days
Monday, April 2, 2018 - Friday, April 6, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spring Break Art Days offer a fun, creative, open environment to create and explore art and design using Cranbrook’s amazing collections! Each day focuses on a different theme and cross-disciplinary, hands-on projects. Half-day camps (ages 4-5), full-day camps (grades 1-4), and extended care options available.
Photograph by Sarah Blanchette, CAA '17
Edible Landscapes Dinner
Sunday, February 25, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Join the Center, and a talented group of actor-presenters (some of whom you might even recognize), for a dining and theatrical experience honoring the centennial of the Cranbrook House West Wing addition and celebrating the matriarch of Cranbrook, Ellen Scripps Booth. 
History of American Architecture Lecture Series   
Mondays through March 5, 2018
6:30 pm
Using Cranbrook and Detroit as a microcosm of larger developments in American architecture, Center Collections Fellow Kevin Adkisson will introduce ways of seeing and understanding the built environment during this six-week lecture series.
Photograph by P.D. Rearick, CAA '10
Winter Greenhouse Sale   
Friday, February 9 & Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Escape the cold and add some green to your home or office during the Winter Greenhouse Sale. Master Gardener volunteers will be available to answer plant questions while you explore the demonstration gardens and selection of plants available for purchase.  
Cranbrook House Docent Training  
Tuesdays, March 6 - April 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join our docent training class of 2018 to help connect visitors from all around the world with Cranbrook House. Share the story of the Booth family, their vision for Cranbrook, and their passion for the Arts and Crafts movement, as you guide guests through the first floor of the English Tudor estate.
Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars  
CIS Members Sneak Peek: Thursday, February 1, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Public Dates: Saturday, February 3 - Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Open during normal Institute hours

Presented by Flagstar Bank

Travel through time to the height of the Roman Empire as Julius Caesar, mighty Centurions and fearsome Gladiators come to life in  Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars . This interactive exhibit features larger-than-life machines, spectacular art, real artifacts, and life-altering technology.     
MASCO First Friday
Friday, February 2, 2018
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, the Institute of Science is free after 5:00 pm the first Friday of each month. Join us for a free evening of science fun! The Café and Observatory will be open. Planetarium programs and admission to the Changing Exhibit Gallery are offered at an additional charge.
Young Scientists - Chemistry
Tuesdays, February 6-27, 2018
Register by Monday, February 5, 2018

Are you ready to get sticky, icky, and wet? From soapy suds to slime and miniature (but safe) explosions, explore the wacky properties of matter during the chemistry session of our Young Scientists series. Kids will also get suggestions for trying experiments at home!
Radioactive Minerals
Monday, February 12, 2018
7:00 pm

Join Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Michigan Mineralogical Society for the lecture, Radioactive Minerals and Collecting Them . Ralph S. Conti (PhD Physics) will present his collection of radioactive minerals and will describe radioactive minerals from around the world.
Amor: Leisure, Pleasure, and Alcohol in Ancient Rome
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Books, beers, and barbaric history…what’s not to love? Join guest lecturer Dr. Max Nelson, associate professor of language and culture at the University of Windsor, as he explores the fascinating history of making (and drinking) alcohol in ancient Rome.
Spring Break is Coming!
Visit Cranbrook Institute of Science during spring break! Children can enjoy ancient roman activities, dig for dino fossils at exploreLAB , see a planetarium show, and experience to-be-announced science activities. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for spring break details. 
HUB Reading Intervention Volunteer Program
Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00 am Volunteer Training
10:30 am Session Begins

Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) is seeking volunteers from the community to explore reading with our students during our SISTER (Strongly Impacting Sisters Through Exciting Reading) program. The SISTER program will allow students to practice their oral reading fluency.
Cranbrook Summer Camps
The Art Museum, Institute of Science, and Schools offer a wide range of camps designed to suit any age or aspiration. Cranbrook is one of a few camps in the nation offering STEM camp modules developed by the Edgerton Center at MIT. Open a world of creativity and discovery for your child, register now!
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