Bloomfield Hills, Mich., March 13, 2020 – With the health and safety of our guests and staff as the top priorities during the COVID-19 outbreak, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science, and Cranbrook House will close to the public, beginning Friday, March 13. All buildings are scheduled to remain closed through April 5. Cranbrook Institute of Science and Cranbrook House plan to reopen on Monday, April 6, and Cranbrook Art Museum is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, April 7. However, these dates will continue to be reassessed as the situation unfolds.
Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Institute of Science are postponing all programs during the closure period. This includes field trips, scout programs, and Spring Break Art Days. To rebook a program, please visit the Institute’s website or email the Art Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org. A separate notice will be sent to registered Spring Break Art Days families with more information.
Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science, and Cranbrook House are following the guidance provided by Governor Whitmer’s office, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Oakland County Health Division, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If there are any operational changes they will be posted to each institution’s website and will be shared on social media channels.
During the closure, guests are invited to view virtual content that will be made available through Art Museum and Institute websites and social media channels. Virtual tours of Cranbrook Art Museum’s most recent exhibitions are available on the museum website.
About Cranbrook Art Museum
Cranbrook Art Museum is located at 39221 Woodward Avenue, on the 319-acre historic landmark campus of Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The Art Museum opened in 1930 and is one of the earliest institutions in the United States dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. It originates and presents exhibitions and public programs and collects objects in the areas of modern and contemporary architecture, art, crafts, and design. For more information, visit cranbrookartmuseum.org.
About Cranbrook Institute of Science
Cranbrook Institute of Science, Michigan’s Museum of Natural History, located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. has been engaging learners of all ages and interests in educational programs and experiences since 1930. The Institute of Science seeks to draw science and education together through permanent exhibits, its traveling exhibit hall, interactive programs including exploreLAB, special events, field trips, and more than 20,000 artifacts on display. With more than 200,000 visitors each year, Cranbrook Institute of Science continues to play a significant role in building a scientifically literate public in astronomy, physics, chemistry, and other sciences. For information about admission pricing, museum hours, and becoming a member call 248.645.3200 or visit http://science.cranbrook.edu.
Cranbrook House & Gardens
Cranbrook House is a 1908 English Tudor home designed by Albert Kahn in the Arts and Crafts-style for Cranbrook’s founders, George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth. It is now the oldest surviving manor home in metro-Detroit. The Booths commissioned the finest artisans, craftsmen and studios of the period to furnish the house with handcrafted furniture, tapestries, tiles, stained and leaded glass, and other works of fine and decorative art. Cranbrook Gardens surrounds Cranbrook House on a 40-acre site noted for its formal, woodland and naturalistic gardens incorporating fountains, statuary, lakes, streams, and extensive plantings. Today, the estate is maintained, preserved, and restored by Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary, a volunteer-run organization.
Cranbrook House & Gardens is a part of Cranbrook Educational Community; a 501(c)3 non-profit whose National Historic Landmark campus also includes Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cranbrook Schools, and other affiliated cultural and educational programs.
To learn more about Cranbrook House & Gardens, please visit http://housegardens.cranbrook.edu.
Cranbrook Institute of Science Media Contact: Kristen Bujold
Cranbrook Art Museum Media Contact: Julie Fracker
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