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August 2015
BioBlitz Will Be a Blast! bioblitz

Friday, August 7 

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 8

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Organization for Bat Conservation and Cranbrook Educational Community will host Cranbrook's first ever BioBlitz - a backyard biodiversity festival that invites the community outdoors to explore nature on Cranbrook's campus. This FREE, family-friendly, activity-filled event will include morning bird walks, night bat walks, photography workshops, insect searches, stream sampling, moth discovery, native and invasive plant discovery, and more. BioBlitz will also feature live animal programs, crafts, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and other activities. 

Family Day at Cranbrook Art Museum FamilyDay

Saturday, August 8

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Boat launch from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)


Held in conjunction with BioBlitz, this all-ages event is filled with FREE outdoor activities based on inspiration found inside Cranbrook Art Museum! Scheduled activities include: creating colorful noisemakers that are wearable (just like Nick Cave's soundsuits); embossing insect-themed metalwork inspired by the jewelry of Harry Bertoia, and creating models based on Michigan-made boats and bikes seen in Designing Summer: Objects of Escape (an exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum that will be open until August 30). 

Yoga in the Gardens - Only Four Sessions Left! Yoga

Saturdays, August 8, 15, 22 & 29

9:00 am - 10:00 am


Only four sessions left to connect with nature and yourself in this outdoor yoga program at Cranbrook Gardens! Yogis will enjoy the gentle melody of The Reflecting Pool while building strength, balance, muscle tone, and relieving stress. Yoga in the Gardens is an adult yoga class designed for all ages and skill levels. Advance registration is required by the Friday before each Saturday session. Admission is $18 for nonmembers, $15 for members of Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary, and Cranbrook Institute of Science. Click here to register!

Cranbrook & Friends Garden Walk GardenWalk

Saturday, September 12

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Explore four private gardens and the renowned gardens of Cranbrook House and Gardens, learn how to store cannas and dahlias, and browse our Thistle Gift Shop. The demonstration on storing cannas and dahlias will take place from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Grab your walking shoes and walking buddies and join us for Cranbrook & Friends Garden Walk! Admission for Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary members is $12 per person; for nonmembers, admission is $12 per person before September 10, $15 per person the day of the walk. Click here to register. 

Up Right: Detroit Benefits Museum Education Programs UpRight

Thursday, September 24


Tickets are now on sale for the exclusive world film premiere of Nick Cave's Up Right: Detroit on Thursday, September 24, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. All proceeds from the event will benefit Cranbrook Art Museum education programs. Filmed at the historic Michigan Theatre, Up Right: Detroit is a short feature film conceived by Nick Cave as an "act of initiation" and a preparation of the mind, body, spirit, and selfhood of a group of young adults from the Ruth Ellis Center. The participants undergo a ritual of being costumed in elaborate soundsuits and enter the city, transformed. The evening includes an opening reception with Nick Cave, the film premiere, and a Q&A with Nick Cave and Curator Laura Mott following the film. Tickets for the fundraiser are $250 each ($225 if purchased by September 10). Please contact Susan Hall at 248.645.3579 for more info or click here to register

Cranbrook offers public tours of three historic residential properties throughout the summer and fall. Provided by Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary volunteer docents, tours of Cranbrook House, the estate of Cranbrook founders George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth, are offered Thursdays through Sundays at select times. Located at the heart of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Saarinen House served as the home and studio of the Finnish-American designer Eliel Saarinen and his wife, Loja Saarinen; tours depart from Cranbrook Art Museum Fridays through Sundays at select times. The Smith House in Bloomfield Hills is a custom home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; tours are available on Fridays and Sundays at select times. 

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39221 Woodward Avenue | Bloomfield Hills | MI | 48303-0801


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