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Film Screening: Columbus  CAM
Saturday, October 7 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a screening of Columbus, the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Kogonada. The film is set in the city of Columbus, Indiana, home to world-class architecture and public art with buildings by Eero Saarinen, Harry Weese, Kevin Roche, and I.M. Pei.

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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. New tours featuring the Museum's recent acquisitions begin October 14.

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"Maya Stovall: Manifesto 3" and Marcus Elliot's "Beyond Rebellious Ensemble"
Saturday, October 7 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wayfinding Skatepark: 100 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Maya Stovall will present a new performance in her groundbreaking "Manifesto" series that includes special guests from her McDougall-Hunt neighborhood. "Beyond Rebellious Ensemble" is a curated jazz project by Marcus Elliot.

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Academy of Art 2017 [Fall] Lecture Series
See website for schedule

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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Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape Symposium
Sunday, October 22 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jennifer Scanlan, Curatorial and Exhibitions Director at Oklahoma Contemporary, along with recent Cranbrook alumni featured in the Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape exhibition, will discuss the intersection of art, craft, and design. 

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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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Jason Carter at Saarinen House: #digital_presence  CCCR
Saarinen House + Exhibition Tour Dates: Through November 26
Fridays & Saturdays at 2:00 pm, Sundays at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
This fall, the Center will exhibit 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.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Smith House Tours
Sundays, October 15 & Saturday, October 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.

The Keys of Cranbrook: A Dueling Piano Concert  ArtintheElements
Thursday, November 2 | 7:00 pm
Pierre Fracalanza's dancing fingers will delight guests with a selection of songs on the Cranbrook House 1929 Steinway piano accompanied by a Steinway SPIRIO player piano.  The concert will take the audience on a musical timeline through the history of Cranbrook.
Cranbrook Gardens Open for Free
Daily through Tuesday, October 31 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Explore 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. 
Cranbrook House Guided Tours  CHG
Thursdays & Fridays through October 27 | 11:00 am 
Sundays through October 29 | 1:00 pm

Tour & Tea: Wednesday, October 11 | 1:00 pm
Tour & Lunch: Wednesday, October 18 | 11:00 am
Tour 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.
Halloween Science CIS
Friday, October 20 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 21 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 22 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Screaming ghosts, hands-on activities, and a haunted roller coaster ride in the Acheson Planetarium are part of the Institute's Halloween Science event. Join the zany Dr. Kelp, who believes he made contact with an alien civilization. 
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.
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.  

MASCO Free First Friday
Friday, October 6 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a free evening of science fun, courtesy of the MASCO Foundation! The CafĂ© and Observatory will be open.  Planetarium programs and admission to the Changing Exhibit Gallery are offered at an  additional charge .     

Open House Schools
Sunday, October 22 | 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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Living Legacy Series LivingLegacy
Wednesday, November 1 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join President Dominic DiMarco for the 5th annual presentation of the Living Legacy Series. This is a special occasion to thank our Legacy Society members, as well as those who are committed supporters of Cranbrook, and to learn more about leadership in all of our Program Areas. This year's event will take place at Thornlea House, the former home of Henry S. Booth. A tour of the home will be provided following the presentation.

The presentation and tour are free of charge but due to limited space, registration is requested. Please RSVP to Susan Learman at slearman@cranbrook.edu or 248.645.3215.

Thornlea House
799 Cranbrook Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Parking is available across the street from the Thornlea entrance in the lot on the west side of Cranbrook Road.

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