Collections Wing Tours



Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Collections Wing Tours are Back! Come see the 7,500+ items in Cranbrook’s extensive collection in our state-of-the-art storage facility. Have you ever wondered where all the artwork lives when it's not on display? Or thought about how it is moved from place to place? Our Collection Wing building opened in late 2011, making Cranbrook one of the first museums in the world to allow public access to its storage facilities. Visit the three vaults to get an exclusive look at how we store and care for sculptures, textiles, drawings, prints, and paintings in our collection. The first stop is our Ceramics vault. On view are pieces by Cranbrook ceramicists including Maija Grotell, John Glick, Richard DeVore, Anders Ruhald, and Toshiko Takaezu as well as others who have shaped the medium including Peter Voulkos, and an array of Pewabic pottery. Next, visit the Plaza Vault where you'll learn how Cranbrook Academy of Art ...

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Current Exhibition Tours



Join us for a casual and lively discussion of select current exhibitions led by a museum educator in the galleries.Fees Please note: Saturday public exhibition tours are currently unavailable until further notice due to COVID-19.Children Tours are open to all ages.Please Note During times of exhibition change over the tours are subject to change/cancellation.Private Tours $150 per tour group (up to 6 guests) includes Museum admission; $100 per tour group for Art Members.  Pre-registration is required. Please email visitart@cranbrook.edu to schedule a tour for your group up to six people. (Multiple tours can be scheduled simultaneously based on availability.)

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Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House Photography+



Photography+ Tours are the first tour of the day from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Photography is allowed inside the home, for personal use only. This is longer than our standard tour and has fewer visitors for a more intimate experience. Please note that no tripods and no flash photography are permitted inside the house. Tours of the Smith House, which is owned by a private foundation, are available through the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.Fees Photography+ Tours are $55 per personReservations To make a reservation, please call the Center at 248.645.3323. Additional InformationCheck-in All tours of Smith House depart from the front desk of Cranbrook Art Museum.Arrival Time If you have a confirmed reservation, please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of your tour time to check in. We will take a shuttle to the home promptly at the start of your tour time. There are no refunds or exchanges.Tour Groups Tours are limited to 15 ...

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Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House



Tours of the Smith House, which is owned by a private foundation, are available through the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.FeesPublic Tour $35 per person$20 students with IDReservations To make a reservation, please call the Center at 248.645.3307. Additional Information For more information about check-in, groups, accessibility, and other procedures, please visit the Center's website.

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Saarinen House



Upcoming Tours The abbreviated 2020 Saarinen House tour season begins September 11 and ends Thanksgiving weekend, with public tours Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 3:30pm Eastern Time. Private tours and group tours are available September to November per staff availability; please call the Center at 248.645.3307 for more information. See the Center for Collections and Research website for detailed visitor information and updates. Off-season Tours Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research offers limited private tours off-season, November through April. Please contact the Center at 248.645.3307 for details. Staff-guided public tours of Saarinen House depart from Cranbrook Art Museum's outdoor peristyle. To purchase tickets please contact the Center at 248.645.3307. Advanced reservations are required.  Reservations Please call 248.645.3307 or email center@cranbrook.edu to make a reservation. 

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