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October 2015
The 2015 [FALL] Edition Lecture Series is in full swing. All lectures are held in Cranbrook Art Museum's deSalle Auditorium and are free to ArtMembers and students with identification, and included with Museum admission for the general public. The Museum will remain open prior to each lecture. Our October lectures feature Participatory Media: Theory and History on October 6, A Frightful Leap into Darkness: Auto-Destructive Art and Extinction on October 7, Cranbrook Academy of Art Artist-in-Residence Sabbatical Talks on October 13, and An Evening with Jennifer Navva Milliken on October 27. A complete list of the 2015 [FALL] Edition Lecture Series is available on our website.
Cranbrook Schools' Fall 2015 Open House OpenHouse
Cranbrook Schools' Fall 2015 Open House is taking place on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The event is open to all families with children considering pre-kindergarten through high school. During the event, families will be able to meet some of our world-class teachers, get an up-close look at our facilities, and speak with members of our admission team. It is the best way for interested families to understand why a Cranbrook education truly offers opportunity you will find nowhere else - opportunity that lasts a lifetime. Please feel free to attend or to invite any families you know who might be considering educational choices for their children. Additional information is available by clicking hereIf you have any questions, please call us at 248.645.3610.
Don't Miss Nick Cave: Here Hear NickCave
Only 11 days left of Nick Cave: Here Hear! Don't miss the chance to see the exhibition featuring the work of Cranbrook Academy of Art alum Nick Cave at Cranbrook Art Museum before it closes on Oct 11. In addition to his ornate Soundsuits, you will see newly commissioned artworks, a site-specific tapestry, recent sculpture work, and a projection room showing the artist's video work. Don't miss this amazing exhibition. 

The Cranbrook Music Guild welcomes renowned pianist Angela Hewitt on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 pm at Christ Church Cranbrook. Angela Hewitt has sold out concert halls the world over. She has mesmerized concert goers and critics alike with the beauty of her tone and command of the piano. Please consider joining the Cranbrook Music Guild and click here for ticket information. New this year - student tickets are only $5.
Celebrate Halloween During Fright After Dark Fright
CIS After Dark returns for the 2015-2016 season to investigate the science of scary with Fright, an evening of Halloween fun for adults 21+ on Thursday, October 15 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Spooky science experiments, creepy conversations, Fright-themed cocktails and food, and the chance to make glow-in-the-dark slime will make for a frightfully good time. Dr. Christine Rabinak (Assistant Professor, WSU Department of Pharmacy Practice) joins us to discuss the human response to scary stimuli. University of Detroit Mercy Chem Club will bring startling chemistry demonstrations. Spirit Hunter Sandy Lyons, and Skeptic Robert Elmouchi take the stage as they debate the presence of paranormal activity. Enjoy the new Bats: Superheroes of the Night exhibit and learn why we shouldn't fear these furry nighttime fliers. Costumes are encouraged - scary, spooky, or funny! Preregistered tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Day of admission is $20 at the door. Register here
Halloween Science Celebrates the Science of Scary Halloween
It's time for the creepiest, coolest, scariest, science fun of the year when the Institute of Science presents Halloween Science. Vampire Bats, screaming ghosts, hands-on activities, trebuchet launches, cockroach races, and a haunted rollercoaster ride in the planetarium are part of the Institute's 2015 Halloween Science event. Join zany Dr. Kelp as he presents Cranbrook Ground Zero and see if his theory that an asteroid will strike Cranbrook during Halloween Science is true! Costumes are encouraged. New this year, a Friday evening event on October 16 at 6:30 pm, and two sessions on Saturday, October 17 at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm, makes planning easy and flexible. Join us for the ultimate in scientific seasonal fun! Register now
Historic House Tours Continue Through October CHTours
Cranbrook's public tours of three historic residential properties conclude for the season on October 31. Guided 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, Fridays and Sundays at select times. The 40 acres of brilliant gardens that surround this historic Arts & Crafts style manor home are open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission to Cranbrook Gardens is FREE all day, every day through the end of the season, courtesy of sponsors PNC Bank, Roberts Restaurant Group, and Meijer. 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. 
Special Event with the President Discussing 
Cranbrook's Master PlanLegacy
President Dominic DiMarco will host a special reception for Cranbrook Legacy Society members and friends with remarks on the Master Plan at Cranbrook on Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Cranbrook House Library. Cranbrook has recently taken an extensive and thoughtful look at its Master Plan and President DiMarco looks forward to updating Cranbrook Legacy Society members and friends on its progress at this Fall's Living Legacy event. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Susan Learman at 248.645.3215 or
Save the date! Cranbrook Art Museum will host 
its ArtMembers' Opening of its fall exhibitions on November 20. The exhibitions include: Lou Reed, Metal Machine Trio: The Creation of the Universe; Empire; Liz Cohen: HIM; and The Cranbrook Salon. Featuring a fully immersive 3D sound lab, a 1964 film by Andy Warhol, and more! The slate of exhibitions is impressive and not to be missed. Save the date!

Welcome the holiday season this year with 
Holiday Splendor: Tinsel & Trees. This brand new, highly anticipated fundraiser will feature wonderfully decorated trees in the enchanted setting of Cranbrook House; plus a buffet tea, elegant cocktail party, holiday sale, and of course, holiday cheer! Cranbrook House will become as magical as the season itself during three festive weekends, November 28 through December 13. Reservations are available online, in person at Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary office, or by phone at 248.645.3149. Click here to view the Holiday Splendor: Tinsel & Trees schedule and to take advantage of presale admission. 
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