This March, we invite you to join us for True to Form: Selections from the Permanent Collection at the Art Museum, the Book Launch of Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy with the Center for Collections and Research, a spring piano recital at the House & Gardens, the 44th Annual Maple Festival at the Institute of Science, and to save the date for the Kaleidoscope fundraiser for the Schools. Keep reading below to learn more about these events and many others!
Bodybuilder, © Estate of Duane Hanson/ Licensed by VAGA New York, New York. Photograph by Robert Nelson.
True to Form: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Exhibition opens Saturday, March 10, 2018
Open during normal Museum hours

Drawn from its holdings of more than 6,000 objects, Cranbrook Art Museum presents True to Form: Selections from the Permanent Collection . The exhibition includes celebrated favorites alongside newly-acquired works debuting for the first time.
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 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.
Listen, Look, Learn: Story Time at Cranbrook Art Museum
Saturday, March 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 .
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.
Scanning the Figure: A Feminist Approach to Figuration with Genevieve Deleon
Sunday, March 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Cranbrook Academy of Art student, Genevieve Deleon for two drawing exercises using touch and sensation to draw the body. Each workshop participant will leave with several figural abstractions. All experience levels are welcome!
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 James Haefner
"Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy" Book Launch and Talk
Saturday, March 10, 2018
3:00 pm

Celebrate the official book launch of Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy at this free lecture and conversation with the book’s author, Brian Conway, and photographer, James Haefner, followed by a reception and signing. 
Bauder Lecture: Unpacking Frank Lloyd Wright's Archive and Career
Sunday, April 8, 2018
3:00 pm

The Second Annual Center Bauder Lecture presents Unpacking Frank Lloyd Wright’s Archive and Career: From Taliesin to Detroit and New York, a free lecture, conversation, reception and book signing with architectural historian and curator Barry Bergdoll.
Spring Recital: The Pianist as Virtuoso   
Sunday, March 25, 2018
3:00 pm

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon recital in the Cranbrook House Library featuring award-winning concert pianist, Julia Siciliano, on the Cranbrook House 1929 Steinway & Sons Concert Grand Piano. Proceeds benefit the Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Endowment Fund.
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.
Native Plant Rescue Volunteer Orientation  
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Discover how you can be a part of a program that has been helping native plants survive since 1975. Learn about native plant volunteer opportunities, including native plant rescue digs and gardening in the Native Plant/Wildflower Garden. No experience necessary to join.
44th Annual Maple Festival
Sunday, March 11, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Listen to the story of sugaring in Colonial North America, taste homemade maple candy, and enjoy maple-themed snacks. Craft stations, hands-on activities, planetarium shows, story hour, and a self-guided walk to the maple evaporator are included.
Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars  
Through Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Open during normal Institute hours

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.    

Presented by Flagstar Bank
MASCO First Friday
Friday, March 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. Admission to the Planetarium and Changing Exhibit Gallery are offered for an additional fee.
Young Scientists - Chemistry
Tuesdays, March 6-27, 2018 (Register by Monday, March 5, 2018)
Preschool (Ages 4 and 5): 10:00 am - 10:45 am or 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm 

Have your young scientist practice their animal moves in our zoology session. Design camouflaged creatures, walk the length of a blue whale, study life cycles, discover the diversity of the kingdom Animalia, and compare biped and quadruped gaits. 
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. 
Kaleidoscope Cultivates
Saturday, April 14, 2018
6:00 pm

Enjoy cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, a seated dining experience in Brookside classrooms and the children's dining hall, a tribute to Arlyce Seibert, raffles, a live auction, and dancing to the Mega 80s during this fundraiser for Brookside Lower School.
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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