CRANBROOK ART MUSEUM IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Cranbrook Art Museum is building for the future! In December 2008 we started a construction project that will result in the complete renovation of our landmark 1942 Eliel Saarinen-designed museum, including the installation of climate control and the addition of a new state-of-the-art Collections Wing. During construction, our galleries will be closed May 11, 2009, through Spring 2011.

 


 

SAARINEN HOUSE OPEN FOR TOURS MAY THROUGH OCTOBER

While our galleries are closed, Saarinen House—Eliel Saarinen’s 1930 Art Deco masterwork—remains open and we will continue to offer tours of Cranbrook’s world-renowned architecture and sculpture. Docent-guided walk-in tours of Saarinen House depart from Cranbrook Institute of Science, where tickets also may be purchased in advance and on tour days.

Walk-in tours are offered May 1 through October 31 on Thursdays and Fridays at 1:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. There will be no tour on July 4th. Tours last 90 minutes and cost $9 (Adults), $8 (Seniors 65+) and $6 (full-time Students with ID), while children 12 and under and ArtMembers continue to be free. The tour includes stairs and two fifteen-minute walks on our campus. Please park in the Institute of Science Parking Deck. To purchase tour tickets in advance, call the Institute of Science at 248-645-3210. For general information on Saarinen House and architecture and sculpture tours, call us at 248-645-3300 or send us an email at HYPERLINK "mailto:ArtMuseum@cranbrook.edu" ArtMuseum@cranbrook.edu. For directions to Cranbrook Institute of Science, visit Cranbrook’s Website at HYPERLINK "http://www.cranbrook.edu" www.cranbrook.edu and click on “Institute of Science” and “Visit.”


 

ECLIPSE…A SERIOUS MOONLIGHT CELEBRATION ON MAY 30

Join us for a celebration on Saturday, May 30, when we will have one final party at Cranbrook Art Museum before we begin to renovate the galleries. The evening will include live music (including the cool jazz of Kathy Kosins and the Motown blues of Thornetta Davis), live and silent auctions with a tantalizing selection of Cranbrook-related artwork, design and experiences hand-picked by Art Museum Director Gregory Wittkopp, delectable tastings provided by the region’s finest restaurants and caterers, and a few wacky interludes that include a belly dancer, an owl, a bat and a train (yes, a train!). Tickets for the Patrons’ Party, which starts at 6:30 p.m., are available for $125/$100 and tickets for the Main Event, which begins at 8:00 p.m., cost $75/$50. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of Cranbrook Art Museum. To learn more, visit the Eclipse Webpage at HYPERLINK "http://www.CranbrookArt.edu/Pages/SpecialEvents" www.CranbrookArt.edu/Pages/SpecialEvents. To purchase tickets, call us at 248-645-3040 or send us an email at HYPERLINK "mailto:ArtEvents@cranbrook.edu" ArtEvents@cranbrook.edu. This is one party you won’t want to miss!



ARTOLOGY EXHIBITIONS AT CRANBROOK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

While Cranbrook Art Museum is under construction, we will be presenting a series of pioneering exhibitions in collaboration with Cranbrook Institute of Science. Presented in the Institute’s 5,000 square-foot exhibition hall, “Artology” will include two exhibitions—“Animal Logic: Photography by Richard Barnes” and “Cape Farewell: Art and Climate Change”—as well as a series of interventions throughout the Institute. “Artology” and “Animal Logic” open to the public on October 4, 2009. For more information on Cranbrook Institute of Science, visit Cranbrook’s Website at HYPERLINK "http://www.cranbrook.edu" www.cranbrook.edu.


 

2010 GRADUATE DEGREE EXHIBITION AT MOCAD

In the spring of 2010, the not-to-be-missed annual “Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art” will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.


 

NEW MEMBER BENEFITS

Far from going dark during construction, we have crafted a series of exhibitions, programs and lectures that are guaranteed to engage our visitors with new and extraordinary opportunities. In fact, the time has never been better to join our membership group, ArtMembers@Cranbrook, and experience all that the worlds of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum have to offer. For more information about memberships, including our new reciprocal benefits with Cranbrook Institute of Science and eleven Michigan art museums, please call our Membership Office at 248-645-3333 or send us an email at HYPERLINK "mailto:ArtMembers@cranbrook.edu" ArtMembers@cranbrook.edu.


 

Expect the unexpected and join us at Cranbrook Art Museum!

Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Avenue
P.O. Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0801
USA

Recorded Information: 248-645-3323
Administrative Offices: 248-645-3361
Email: HYPERLINK "mailto:ArtMuseum@cranbrook.edu" ArtMuseum@cranbrook.edu

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Administrative Offices: 248-645-3300
Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.CranbrookArt.edu" www.CranbrookArt.edu

 


Home Page Image #1 and Headline Text (with image a construction crane):

Building for the Future
New Collections Wing and Museum Renovations
Museum Galleries Closed During Construction

Home Page Image #2 and Headline Text (with image of the Dining Room):

Saarinen House
Eliel Saarinen’s Art Deco Masterwork
Tours Available May through October

Home Page Image #3 and Headline Text (with “Animal Logic” or “Murmur” image):

Artology at Cranbrook Institute of Science
“Animal Logic: Photography by Richard Barnes”
October 4, 2009 – January 3, 2010