What's New at #CranbrookEdu - November 2018
  • Enjoy a lecture offered by Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Attend the fall exhibitions opening at Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Tour historic churches with the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research
  • Experience Holiday Splendor at Cranbrook House
  • Discover Innovation Exploration at Cranbrook Institute of Science
  • Save the date for the winter Open House at Cranbrook Schools
  • Enter to win a 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

Keep reading below to learn more about these events and many others!
Enter to Win a
 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL!
Raffle Dates
Through Tuesday, November 27, 2018
(While tickets last)

Raffle Drawing
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL is the perfect car for cruising around campus. Proceeds from each ticket purchased can be designated towards a specific area of our National Historic Landmark site. With only 500 tickets available, the odds of winning are very favorable!

Fall Exhibitions Preview Party
Friday, November 16, 2018
Conversation with Annabeth Rosen: 5:00pm
ArtMembers-Only Reception: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Public Opening Reception: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for the opening of three exhibitions that showcase the incredible range of alumni and Artists-in-Residence that have emerged from Cranbrook Academy of Art and the significant impact they have made in the art world.

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 10, 2019
Open during normal Museum hours

This exhibition is Annabeth Rosen's first major museum survey that chronicles more than 20 years of work.

Binion/Saarinen: A McArthur Binion Project
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 10, 2019
Open during normal Museum hours

Through this exhibition, Binion is returning to the genesis of his painting practice rooted in his formative years at Cranbook.

Danielle Dean: A Portrait of True Red
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Sunday, January 6, 2019
Open during normal Museum hours

A Portrait of True Red (2016) is a first-person narrative told by Sam Jones, a fictional character who merges with a pair of Nike’s “True Red Vampire” sneakers (Dunk Low Pro SB, 2003).

Museum Makery: Narrative Embroidery with Angela Eastman
Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn embroidery basics with CAA alumna, Angela Eastman in a fun and relaxing learning environment.

Family Day: Ceramics
Saturday, November 17, 2018
11:00am - 2:00pm

Create your own masterpieces inspired by the museum's collections and exhibitions!

Historic Churches Day Away
Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm

Explore five churches and their significant architects, artists, and craftsmen, as well as important ministers, congregations, and patrons in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, and Birmingham.

Saarinen House Tours
Through November 25, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays at 2:00pm
Sundays at 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Tour Eliel Saarinen's Art Deco masterwork and the exhibition, Saarinen House: Presidents/Residents, 1946-1994.

Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House Tours
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm

Tours offer a unique view of Smith House, its landscape, and the story of a couple whose vision allowed them to achieve their dream.

Holiday Splendor
Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Be inspired by tree displays, explore the exhibits on a scavenger hunt, watch trains roll down the track, and do some holiday shopping in our gift shop.

Santa Sighting
Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm

Bring your family out for a visit with Santa Claus in the enchanted setting of Cranbrook House while it's decorated for the holidays. 

December Tour with Tea or Lunch
Tour & Lunch: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00am
Tour & Tea: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00am

Celebrate the holiday season with your friends and family on a guided tour of Cranbrook House with lunch or tea.

Innovation Exploration
Friday, November 23, 2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bring the whole family to enjoy overcoming engineering obstacles, programming robots, and more.

Da Vanci Machines and Robotics
Through Sunday, January 13, 2019
Open during normal Institute hours

Explore the Italian Renaissance through the mind of a genius in Da Vinci presented by PNC Bank and supported in part by WDET-FM.

Free First Friday
Friday, November 2, 2018
5:00pm - 10:00pm

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

Holiday Membership Discounts
Friday, November 23, 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018

Give the gift of membership this season, at a 10% discount!

Science Shop Black Friday Deals!
Friday, November 23, 2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
See website for schedule

Get free Thanksgiving break giveaways and 10% off plush animals at the Science Shop.

Open House
Sunday, January 13, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meet some of our world-class teachers, get an up-close look at our facilities, and speak with members of our admissions team.

Chess Tournament
Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm

Enter your child in a six-round chess tournament with touch-move rules for grades K-12.

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