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Fall Exhibitions Opening  CAM
ArtMembers-Only Reception: Friday, November 17 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the opening reception of our fall exhibitions that examine the intersection between art and street culture. Memberships may be purchased at the door. Exhibitions include:

BASQUIAT BEFORE BASQUIAT: East 12th Street, 1979-1980
Friday, November 17 - Sunday, March 11, 2018

The exhibition includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village. This archival material provides rare insight into the artistic life of Basquiat before he was recognized as a prominent painter in the early 1980s.

Keith Haring: The End of the Line
Friday, November 17 - Sunday, March 11, 2018

This exhibition will open at Cranbrook Art Museum 30 years after the artist created his landmark temporary mural at the museum in 1987. He considered that project one of his best, and it marked a new direction in his visual language that continued until his untimely death in 1990 at the age of 31. 

Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films
Friday, November 17 - Sunday, March 11, 2018

Detroit-based artist Maya Stovall is an innovator who works across the disciplines of dance, theory, anthropology, ethnography, and contemporary art. The museum will feature films from this series of site-specific dance interventions that began in 2014, as well as premiere a new film created in summer 2017 for the exhibition.

Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views
Friday, November 17 - Sunday, March 18, 2018

Acclaimed contemporary artist Ryan McGinness will premiere the exhibition Ryan McGinness: Studio Views which consists of a large-scale installation based on his studio practice, and Ryan McGinness: Collection Views, a presentation of drawings and iconography created from artworks in the Museum's collection.

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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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Academy of Art 2017 [Fall] Lecture Series
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The public lecture series is a critical and idiosyncratic look into the conversations and inquiry that drive the Academy's 10 departments of art, architecture and design. All lectures are free to ArtMembers and students with ID, and included with Museum admission for the general public. 

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Museum Makery: Wooden Figure Vessels with Venta Chugh
Saturday, November 4 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Paint wooden vessels designed by Cranbrook Academy of Art 3D graduate Vineta Chugh, in the graphic style of Alexander Girard. Each participant will receive a six-inch hand-turned wooden vase to take home after embellishing with colorful geometric shapes and patterns.

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Collections Wing Tours
Highlighting Recent Acquisitions: Saturdays through November 11 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cranbrook Totally 80s: Saturdays, November 18 -  January 13, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come see the 6,500+ items in Cranbrook's extensive collection during Saturday Collections Wing tours. See work by Eames, Knoll, Saarinen, and many others in the Academy of Art and Art Museum's state-of-the-art storage facility.

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Give the Gift of Membership 
Give the gift of a full year of free general admission to Cranbrook Art Museum, invitations to exhibition preview parties, discounts on special programs, lectures, tours, and more. Art Museum membership is the perfect gift idea for the art enthusiast in your life.  
Ellen Browning Scripps in the library in her home, South Molton, La Jolla, California, circa 1915; Courtesy of Cranbrook Archives.
"Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy" Book Talk  CCCR
Sunday, November 12 | 3:00 pm
In her talk at Cranbrook House, Molly McClain will bring to life an extraordinary woman, Ellen Browning Scripps (aunt of Cranbrook co-founder, Ellen Scripps Booth), who played a vital role in the history of women, California, the American West -- and the story of the Scripps and Booth families in Michigan.

Jason Carter at Saarinen House: #digital_presence
Saarinen House + Exhibition Tour Dates: Through November 26
Fridays & Saturdays at 2:00 pm, Sundays at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Discover a series of paintings created by Cranbrook Academy of Art alumnus, Jason Carter (2011), for the interior of Saarinen House. Carter's works will ask the visitor to consider the effect of different forms of light in the house.

Jarnefelt Piano Trio: Jean Sibelius and Finland's Road to Independence
Wednesday, December 6 | Reception at 6:00 pm | Concert at 7:00 pm
A holiday concert at Cranbrook celebrating the Centennial of Finnish Independence and the friendship between Jean Sibelius and Eliel Saarinen; featuring the Järnefelt Piano Trio and the Cranbrook House Steinway & Sons Concert Grand Piano. Advance registration required.

Holiday Splendor: Trains & Trees  ArtintheElements
Friday, December 1 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Celebrate the magic of the season as you explore Cranbrook House, decorated with one-of-a-kind classic and contemporary trees, trains, and other holiday settings that are sure to inspire. Bring the entire family out and make it a holiday tradition!
Santa Sighting 
Saturday, December 2 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visit with Santa Claus in a charming, historic setting when he stops by Cranbrook House during Holiday Splendor! This is Santa's busy time of year and he can only see a limited number of children on this stop, secure your space on the Nice List by Thursday, November 30. 
Give the Gift of Membership 
Give the gift of a full year of free general admission to Cranbrook House & Gardens, reciprocal admission privileges at 300 gardens, special event discounts, volunteer opportunities, and more! Give the gift of membership to Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary. 
Celebrate Thanksgiving with "Sweet Thanks" CIS
Wednesday, November 22, Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cranbrook Institute of Science celebrates the Chocolate exhibition and gives "Sweet Thanks" to kick off the holiday season during the Thanksgiving weekend. The Institute will feature activities and displays that will include chocolate as well as other sweet gifts from nature, including maple sugar, honey, cane sugar and molasses.
Chocolate: The Exhibition 
Through Sunday, January 7, 2018

Explore the plant, the products, the history, and the culture of chocolate through the lenses of botany and ecology, anthropology and economics, conservation and popular culture. From seeds to sweets, unwrap the story of chocolate.
MASCO Free First Friday
Friday, November 3 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a free evening of science fun, courtesy of the MASCO Foundation! The Café and Observatory will be open.  Planetarium programs and admission to the Changing Exhibit Gallery are offered at an  additional charge .     

Young Scientists
Select Tuesdays
Explore popular scientific disciplines in an environment designed especially for young children. Kids and caregivers work together with a museum educator to ask big questions and make new discoveries through hands-on activities and memorable experiences.  

"Kicking Bear and the Battle of Little Big Horn - A Warrior's Record" 
Saturday, November 11 | Book signing at 2:00 pm | Lecture at 3:00 pm
Afterglow immediately following the lecture
Colonel Rodney G. Thomas, U.S. Army, retired, will examine and discuss an artistic record by Kicking Bear, a Native participant in the Battle of Little Big Horn. Kicking Bear's masterpiece, part of the Institute's collection, reveals hidden details of the battle and those involved.  

exploreLAB Debuts November 22 
Wednesday, November 22 
The Institute's newest educational exhibition and experience space, exploreLAB, offers themed, hands-on activities, objects from the Institute's collections, changing installations, and rotating experiences to create a learning and exploration environment unlike any other. 

Give the Gift of Membership 
A gift membership to Cranbrook Institute Science is a great way to open the door to discovery and share the world of science with your family and friends for an entire year.

Open House Schools
Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet some of our world-class teachers, get an up-close look at our facilities, and speak with members of our admission team. We know you will begin to understand why a Cranbrook education truly offers opportunity you will find nowhere else - opportunity that lasts a lifetime.
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Fourth Annual CK Wine Tasting 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a casual evening out while sampling an assortment of appetizers and wines from different corners of the world. This 21+ event will be held at Mercedes-Benz Bloomfield Hills, with special thanks to the Ghesquiere family. Advance reservations are required.

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