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Scott Klinker, Orblights, 2015. LED lights, wood, acrylic, fabric. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape  CAM
Friday, May 12 - 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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2017 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art
Through 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.

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Collections Wing Tours: Highlighting Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduates
Saturdays, May 6 - May 27 | 1:00 pm

In conjunction with the 2017 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art, join us for a behind-the-scenes tour highlighting the alumni work in our collection. See work by Eames, Knoll, Saarinen, and many others in our state-of-the-art storage facility.

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Saarinen Home: Living and Working with Cranbrook's First Family of Design  CCCR
May 5 - 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. 
Finnish Fridays
Fridays, May 5 & 19, June 9 & 23 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Discover the Finland 100 and Saarinen Home exhibitions during special programs exploring the "behind-the-scenes" story of the Saarinens at Cranbrook. Enjoy Loja's famous Pineapple Upside Down Cake in the Saarinen House courtyard and a cash bar on the Art Museum Peristyle!

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.

Ninth 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 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. 

Edible Landscapes: A Night on Lake Como
Sunday, June 11 | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
After a visit to Italy's Lake Como, George Booth built an Italian-style boat house on the shore of Kingswood Lake. Edible Landscapes will celebrate the boat house's centennial and its Italian rowboat "Nellie," with a farm-to-table dinner featuring the cuisine and wines of Italy. 

45th Annual Spring Plant Sale  CHG
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.
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. 
Happy Mother's Day! "Mummies" Get in FREE
Sunday, May 14 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Institute of Science invites visitors to bring their "mummies" to see King Tut on Mother's Day. In honor of the holiday, mothers enjoy free admission to the museum and the Treasures of Tutankhamun. Give your "mummy" "Wonderful Things" From the Pharaoh's Tomb this year!   
Free First Friday
Friday, May 5 | 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 Café will be open. Tutankhamun exhibit and planetarium shows available at an additional charge.    

Bat Zone Offers Expanded Tour Schedule in May
Saturdays, May 13 - May 27  | 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sundays, May 14 - May 28 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

After 15 successful years at the Institute of Science, the Organization for Bat Conservation and the Bat Zone will migrate to a new, larger location outside of the Cranbrook Campus in June. An expanded weekend program schedule at the Institute of Science will be offered throughout May with programs on the hour on Saturdays and Sundays.     

2017 ReDesignEdu Conference Schools
Wednesday, June 21 - Friday, June 23

ReDesignEdu is a three-day  experience where  K-12 teachers  learn Design Thinking by doing Design Thinking. Over the course of the  workshop, participants will  learn to think and act as a  designer to solve problems in key  areas of  education.  Armed with a new mindset, educators will  be ready to  incorporate  Design Thinking  into projects  that  will  challenge their  students to  empathize with  others and apply  their  knowledge and skills to solve real  world  problems.
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Register Now for Summer Camp Camps
Camp at Cranbrook offers a wide range of options designed to suit any 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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