Through October 28, 1:00-2:30pm every Sunday
“The Cranbrook Vision: Architecture, Landscape and Sculpture”
Join us for a walking tour that highlights some of the wonders of the Cranbrook campus. Springing from the visionary ideas of George and Ellen Booth and their collaborations with Arts & Crafts designers, the early decades of the twentieth century laid the groundwork for our stunning National Heritage Landmark site. Following these formative years, the Cranbrook campus became an evolving canvas for the architects, artists, and gardeners who worked to shape the Booths’ desire to create spaces of meaning, distinction, and beauty.
In keeping with Cranbrook’s Arts & Crafts origins, the tour touches on both large and small artistic elements including historical plantings, campus-wide planning vistas, and intricate brickwork on building elevations. Preservation issues are also addressed. Select interiors will be explored, as well as most notably the original Cranbrook School for Boys Dining Hall where visitors are immersed in one of Eliel Saarinen’s great “total works of art.”
Tours depart from the front desk of the Art Museum. Space is limited to 20 people so prepaid reservations are recommended. Reservations are non-transferable and non- refundable.
Please call 248-645-3320 to make your reservation. Admission: $15.00/adults; $10.00/ArtMembers; $13.00/seniors 65+; and $11.00/students with ID. Restroom facilities are very limited on the tour and no food or beverages are available. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress according to the weather as the tour will take place rain or shine!