The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Presents: “A History of Cranbrook in 100 Objects” Tour Series
Boasting more than 319 acres of land, thousands of artifacts and stories, and over 100 years of history, it is almost impossible to distill Cranbrook down to one object. But what about 100? In this year’s Behind the Scenes program presented by the the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, we will explore the history of Cranbrook through 100 specially-selected objects. Over the course of 10 sessions we will visit 10 different areas of campus to discover the people, places, and things that have been central to shaping Cranbrook throughout the last century.
The tours (or more accurately “walking lectures”) will offer unprecedented access to the vaults at the Institute of Science, and reveal a crime of passion connected to the Cranbrook House kitchens. We’ll dig into the history of Cranbrook Gardens, and relive the schoolyard experience at Brookside. Lecture attendees will be the first to see newly-acquired artwork at Cranbrook Art Museum, and learn about the 10 Artists-in-Residence who forever changed the Academy of Art. The wonderful, the weird, the “you won’t believe you’ve never noticed that before”: all will be fair game in telling the story of Cranbrook in 100 objects!
The programs will be introduced by Gregory Wittkopp, Director, Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.
Tickets for members of Cranbrook House and Gardens, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science, or graduates of Cranbrook Schools are $25 per individual event. The non-member rate is $30 per individual event.
For reservations and to arrange payment, or if you have any questions, please contact Kim Larsen at 248 645.3319 , or by email at KLarsen@cranbrook.edu.
Tickets are selling FAST and each program is strictly limited to 30 attendees, so please call today if you want to reserve a spot for one of these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to really explore “behind the scense” at Cranbrook.
Note: Although all tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable (no tickets will be sold at the individual events), tickets may be transferred by the purchaser to a family member or friend. If you need to do this, please call Kim Larsen so that she can make a note on the registration sheet.
Programs and Presenters include:
Artists-in-Residence, Past and Present: Cranbrook Academy of Art - SOLD OUT
Sunday, June 9, 2-4pm
Reed Kroloff, Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Chad Alligood, Jeanne and Ralph Graham Collections Fellow, Cranbrook Art Museum
Meeting place: Cranbrook Art Museum, Front Desk
Number to call for assistance on the day of the event: 248-645-3320
Parking: Cranbrook Art Museum Main Lot
Nature After Hours: Cranbrook House Gardens and Outdoor Sculpture
Thursday, June 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Judy Lindstrom, Chair, Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary
Shoshana Resnikoff, Collections Fellow, Center for Collections and Research
Meeting place: Cranbrook House Entrance Courtyard
Number to call for assistance on the day of the event: 248-645-3170
Parking: Cranbrook House Staff Parking Lot