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Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection  CAM
Through Sunday, January 14, 2018

In recognition of Finland's centennial of independence, Cranbrook Art Museum presents   Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection, an exhibition examining the profound influence this country has had on Cranbrook and the development of the arts in America.
Collections Wing Tours:
Highlighting the Work of Female Artists
Saturdays, April 1-22 | 1:00 pm

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour highlighting some of the greatest female artists in our collection. These weekly tours will feature the artwork of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, Maija Grotell, Florence Knoll Bassett, Ray Eames, Loja and Pipsan Saarinen, and more.

Spring Break Art Days
Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7 | 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! Open to grades K-5, each day focuses on a different theme and cross-disciplinary, hands-on projects. 

Museum Makery: Basket Making with Angela Eastman
Saturday, April 8 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get hooked on basket making in this one-day workshop! Learn to make a basic round basket using natural reed, and take home a useful vessel with a creative personal touch. A variety of basketry reed and other natural materials will be provided. 

2017 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art
ArtMembers' Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, April 23 - Sunday, May 14 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Witness the most innovative work from the next generation of architects, artists, and designers. The Degree Exhibition showcases pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of more than 60 graduates as they launch their careers.

Saturday, April 29
Dine in the Academy of Art's private studio spaces and engage the emerging artists, architects and designers in a grand celebration. Your evening includes a prelude reception, intimate dinner and an (AFTER)STUDIO dance party!

Sunday, April 30 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cranbrook Academy of Art opens its private studios for our annual OPEN(STUDIOS) event. Art is for sale, and students and faculty from the Academy's 10 departments discuss their work and show off their creative spaces.

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter  CCCR
Sunday, April 9 | 3:00 pm

Join the Center for its inaugural Bauder Lecture with award winning author, David Sax. This free lecture and book signing will explore a topic deeply embedded in Cranbrook's DNA -- the value of real, physical things, even in today's digital age. 
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Stones of Cranbrook
Saturday, April 29 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn about Michigan's geology, discover the Institute's renowned Mineral Collection, and explore some great glacial erratic boulders on campus and examine the enigmatic stone Arrival Feature. The walking tour ends with a lesson on how Cranbrook's stone walls were built.

Saarinen Home: Living and Working with Cranbrook's First Family of Design
Sunday, April 30 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 5 - July 30 | Fridays & Saturdays at 2:00 pm, Sundays at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Special Evening Programming
Fridays, May 5 & 19, June 9 & 23
In celebration of the centennial of Finnish independence, these guided exhibition tours in Saarinen House focus on the lives and stories of Eliel and Loja and the impressive Saarinen family. Objects and images from Cranbrook's collections will create an entirely new experience.

My Little Gem: Frank Lloyd Wright's Smith House Tours
Saturdays & Sundays, May 7 & 13, June 4 & 17, July 15, August 12, September 10 & 16, October 8 & 21 | 11:30 am (Photograph+), 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm
Explore the remarkable architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and his Usonian style, while also hearing the story of the home's builders, school teachers Sara Stein Smith and Melvyn Maxwell Smith. Tours are offered in partnership with the Towbes Foundation.

Day Away Bus Tour: Egyptomania in Detroit
Saturday, May 20 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Registration and Coffee at 8:30 am)
Explore the impact and legacy of Egyptian design in Detroit on our 9th Day Away trip. Highlights include an in-depth tour of the Masonic Temple and its Egyptian Lodge Room and a visit to Woodlawn Cemetery focused on the sphinx-fronted, lotus-columned Dodge mausoleum. 

From Dust till Dawn  CHG
Tour & Tea: Friday, April 21 | 11:00 am
Tour & Lunch: Friday, May 5 | 11:00 am
Travel back in time and join the ranks of the Cranbrook House staff on these tours exploring the vital role 'the help' played in running the estate a century ago. Will the cook, a scorned lover with a temper, go too far? Register now to find out!
45th Annual Spring Plant Sale
Tuesday, May 16 | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 17 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shop for native plants, annuals, and perennials; tropical plants from the Greenhouse; herbs, tomatoes, and gardening items; and new this year, miniature plants for fairy gardens and train gardens! Plus, dig up gardening tips and tricks from Master Gardener volunteers.
Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things" From the Pharaoh's Tomb
Through Sunday, September 3  CIS
Discover Egypt's celebrated boy king and the legendary contents of the richest archaeological find of all time - the treasures of King Tutankhamun's tomb - through meticulously created replicas of the pharaoh's possessions, along with artifacts from the period surrounding his reign.
Spring Into Science
Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Engage in an exciting week of activities that will help you learn how to live a greener life. Subjects include water conservation, the benefits of recycling, and make and take recycled art projects. Spring Into Science events are free with admission.     

Free First Friday
Friday, April 7 | After 5:00 pm

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation admission to the Institute of Science is FREE after 5:00 pm the first Friday of every month through June 2017. Observatory and CafĂ© will be open. Tutankhamun exhibit and planetarium shows available at additional charge.    

Astronomy Day
Saturday, April 29 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explore the universe with Cranbrook astronomers and members of the Warren Astronomical Society. Learn how to use a telescope, build a star chart, map the solar system, enjoy Stars of the Pharaohs in the planetarium, and view the sun safely in our Observatory.    

Register Now for Summer Camp Camps
Camp at Cranbrook offers a wide range of options designed to suit any need or interest. Campers have the chance to work in an actual artist's studio, study fossils that are more than one hundred million years old, swim in a natatorium designed by an internationally renowned architect, create their own art museum and select the art that goes in it, and much more. Open a world of creativity, exploration, and discovery for your child, enroll them in summer camp at Cranbrook!
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