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Miller House, Columbus, Indiana, USA, Alexander Girard, 1953-1957. 
Photograph: Balthazar Korab, Courtesy of The Library of Congress.
Symposium: Uncovering the Fantasy and Magic  of Alexander Girard  CAM
Saturday, July 22 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This fascinating examination of Girard will feature historian Deborah Kawsky who will introduce us to Girard's Detroit days - from his modern design shop in Grosse Pointe to the architecture of his lesser-known residences. Curbed's national architecture critic Alexandra Lange will discuss Girard's uncanny ability to bring structure to seemingly disparate things, from found artifacts to city streetscapes. And curator Monica Obniski of the Milwaukee Art Museum will look at Girard's prescient collection and use of folk art as an inspiration and antidote to modern design. A moderated discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. 
Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe
Through Sunday, October 8 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The U.S. debut of this landmark exhibition presents hundreds of examples of Alexander Girard's work, including furniture, textiles, graphics, architecture, and sculptures, as well as drawings and collages never shown before.   
Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape
Through Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape   examines the role of designed objects that define and animate our interior environments. The exhibition features contemporary furniture and furnishings by recent alumni and Artists-in-Residence of Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection
Through Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

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Collections Wing Tours:  Manufacturing Modernism in Michigan: Cranbrook + Herman Miller
Saturdays through October 7 | 1:00 pm

Honoring the legacy of continued collaboration between Cranbrook and Herman Miller, including contributions of Alexander Girard, Head of Textile and Fabric at Herman Miller, headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.

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Museum Makery: Basket Weaving with Angela Eastman
Saturday, July 29 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Back by popular demand, get hooked on basket making in this one-day workshop! Learn to make a 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. 
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Saarinen Home: Living and Working with Cranbrook's First Family of Design  CCCR
Through July 30 | Fridays & Saturdays at 2:00 pm, Sundays at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Celebrating the centennial of Finnish independence, these guided exhibition tours in Saarinen House focus on the lives and stories of Eliel and Loja and the Saarinen family. Objects and images from Cranbrook's collections will create an entirely new experience. 
Frank Lloyd Wright's Smith House Tours
Saturdays & Sundays, July 15, August 12, September 10 & 23, October 15 & 21 | 11:30 am (Photography+), 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.

Cranbrook House Guided Tours  CHG
Tours: Through Sunday, October 29 | See website for tour schedule
Tour & Tea: Wednesday, July 12, August 9, September 13 & October 11 | 1:00 pm
Tour & Lunch: Wednesday, July 19, August 16, September 20 & October 18 | 11:00 am
Discover Cranbrook House, an Arts & Crafts-style masterpiece designed by Albert Kahn for the visionary couple that founded Cranbrook, George Gough and Ellen Scripps Booth. Step back in time to a golden era of craftsmanship on a guided tour of the 1908 English Tudor manor.
Cranbrook Gardens Open for Free
Daily through Tuesday, October 31 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Explore evolving gardens featuring traditional and contemporary plantings, fountains, statuary, lakes, and streams. Free admission is courtesy of presenting sponsor PNC Bank, and sponsors, All Seasons Independent Living, Neighborhood SEEN, and Roberts Restaurant Group. 
Yoga in the Gardens
Saturdays, July 15 - September 2 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Connect with nature and yourself in this outdoor yoga class! Enjoy the beautiful sights, gentle sounds, and calming scents of Cranbrook Gardens while experiencing the benefits of yoga. Save on admission by registering in advance online. Beginners welcome!

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Cranbrook & Friends Garden Walk
Wednesday, August 2 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discover five private gardens in the Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills area and the beloved Cranbrook Gardens. Highlights include a rolling Bloomfield Hills estate, a forest valley with pathways surrounded by wildflowers, and a garden on the whimsical side. 
Photograph by Jeff Scovil.
Asteroid Day CIS
Saturday, July 1 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On July 1, the Institute of Science will offer free lectures and activities including the chance to inspect and handle genuine meteorites from around the world, and the opportunity to explore a special Tutankhamun and Rocks from Space exhibition.   
Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things" From the Pharaoh's Tomb
Through Sunday, September 3
Discover Egypt's celebrated boy king and the legendary contents of the richest archaeological find of all time - the treasures of King Tut's tomb - through meticulously created replicas of the pharaoh's possessions, along with artifacts from the period surrounding his reign.    

Friday Night Bat Walks
Fridays through September 1

Friday Night Bat Walks led by the Organization for Bat Conservation are offered every Friday evening through September 1. Walk the campus in search of bats, explore bat habitats, and learn how and where to install a bat house on your own property.     

Book a Summer Group Tour at the Institute of Science
Weekdays through September 1

Summer Group Programs offer discounted admission and the opportunity to add up to four special programs for a full day of science exploration. Programs include either planetarium or Insect Inspector programs.     

Register Now for Summer Camp Camps
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, build a remote-controlled robot, and much more. 

Camps start soon, register early to avoid late fees. Open a world of creativity, exploration, and discovery for your child, enroll them in summer camp at Cranbrook!
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