What's New at #CranbrookEdu - October 2018
  • Attend a lecture offered by Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Enjoy Happy Hour: Buttons & Brews at Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Witness the transformation of the Japanese Garden with the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research
  • Experience a tour of Cranbrook House
  • Explore Halloween Science at Cranbrook Institute of Science
  • Visit the 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!

Happy Hour: Buttons & Brews
Friday, October 5, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Have a drink and create a custom punk-inspired button in the CAM ART LAB.

Punk Exhibitions Closing Soon
Through Sunday, October 7, 2018
Open during normal Museum hours

Don't miss your chance to see Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics and Shepard Fairey: Salad Days.

Academy Lectures
See website for fall schedule

All lectures are free to ArtMembers and students with ID, and included with Art Museum admission for the general public.

Obey Giant
Saturday, October 6, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Learn about the life and career of street artist, illustrator, graphic designer, activist, and founder of OBEY Clothing, Shepard Fairey.

Family Days
Saturday, October 27, 2018
11:00am - 2:00pm

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

Cranbrook Japanese Garden: A Day of Exploration
Saturday, October 6, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Witness the transformation of the Japanese Garden Lily Pond Cascade, delight in bonsai displays, and observe bonsai demonstrations by a national expert.

Behind-the-Scenes Campus Tour: Saarinen House: Presidents/Residents
Thursdays, October 18 & 25, 2018: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018: 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Dive behind-the-scenes of the exhibition, Saarinen House: Presidents/Residents, 1946-1994 during this campus walking tour.

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
Select Saturdays and Sundays through November 2018, including October 13, 20 & 21

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

Cranbrook House Tours
Through Sunday, October 28, 2018
Thursdays & Fridays: 11:00am & 1:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Discover Cranbrook House, an Arts and Crafts-style masterpiece designed by Albert Kahn for Cranbrook's founders.

Free Admission to Cranbrook Gardens
Daily through Wednesday, October 31, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm

Don't miss your chance to explore beautiful gardens featuring extensive plantings, fountains, and sculptures - all free of charge!

Cranbrook House Tour and Tea or Lunch
Tour & Tea: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 1:00pm
Tour & Lunch: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:00am

Enjoy a tour followed by tea or lunch in the elegant and enchanted 1908 English Tudor manor; seating is limited.

Thistle Gift Shop Now Open
Open during Cranbrook House tours
Thursdays & Fridays: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Shop for a variety of items from Cranbrook postcards and books, to gardening items and artworks. 

Halloween Science
Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:30pm - 5:00pm & 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018
11:30am - 2:00pm

Investigate spooky science with hands-on activities, a virtual, haunted roller coaster ride in the planetarium, and more!

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

Step into the mind of a genius. Explore some of Leonardo’s most marvelous creations in Da Vinci, presented by PNC Bank.

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at Macomb Community College
Friday, October 12, 2018: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Pan for real gold, crack open your own geode, and get a photo with a T-rex skull at the Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show.

Free First Friday
Friday, October 5, 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.

Science Shop
See website for schedule

Free kids Halloween grab bags will be provided with any purchase at the Science Shop on October 27; stop by and shop!

Open House
Sunday, October 14, 2018
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.

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