1pm every Friday
Our Collections Wing tours are back! Come see the 6,000+ items in Cranbrook’s extensive collection during our Collections Wing tour. See work by Eames, Knoll, Saarinen and many others in our state-of-the-art storage facility. Tours will be offered every Friday at 1pm, are limited to 15 people and depart from the front desk of the Art Museum. Admission to the tour is $2 in addition to Museum admission. There is no charge for ArtMembers. Call 248-645-3320 for reservations.
Private Collections Wing Tours of can be arranged with at least three weeks advance notice. Private Tour Fees: $10 ArtMembers; $15 Adults and Seniors; and $10 full-time students with ID and children. There is a minimum Private Tour group fee of $100. To inquire about the availability of a Private Tour, please call 248-645-3319.
Self-Guided Outdoor Sculpture Tours
Available During Museum Hours
Ever wonder who designed the large red sculpture on the Museum grounds? Or what inspired the signature Orpheus Fountain? Take a self-guided outdoor sculpture tour, highlighting 12 historic and contemporary favorites. Maps are free with regular Museum admission and are available at the Front Desk.
Delve a little deeper and try our self-guided outdoor sculpture treasure hunt, designed for adults and children to find up to 18 sculptures on the grounds. Discover fun facts about the artists and investigate related works. Sign-out a set of “outdoor sculpture cards” at the Museum Front Desk and begin your exploration. Cards require a $20 deposit, which is fully refunded when the cards are returned to the Museum Front Desk
Public Tours May - October
Thursday through Saturday: 2pm
Sunday: 1pm & 3pm
Tours are limited to 12 guests. For more information, please visit here.
SOLD OUT - Drive Deep with the Center into Cranbrook’s Automotive History!
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 9am – 4:30pm
The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research's Second “Day Away” Program: Connecting Cranbrook and the Car with Detroit
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research presents our second “Day Away,” a program that explores Cranbrook connections off campus. Join the Center as we drive deep into Detroit’s automotive history, uncovering the hidden stories and characters that connect Cranbrook to the car. Building on the exhibition A Driving Force: Cranbrook and the Car (currently on view at Cranbrook Art Museum), Day Away participants will traverse miles and decades in pursuit of Cranbrook’s automotive past. Tour the General Motors Heritage Center and learn about both the Scripps-Booth and Academy – GM connections; visit Henry Ford’s Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, the original home of the Model-T; and get an up-close-and-personal look at two meticulously restored Scripps-Booth cars, including his rarely-seen 1916 Model C Roadster. For more information click here.