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Cranbrook Educational Community
39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
The Cranbrook Educational Community in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills consists of Cranbrook Schools, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science and Cranbrook House and Gardens.
The Cranbrook Academy of Art is one of the nation's leading graduate schools of architecture, art and design. Cranbrook Art Museum is a museum of contemporary art with a permanent collection including works by Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, Maija Grotell and Carl Milles, as well as Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
The Cranbrook Institute of Science includes a permanent collection of scientific artifacts and also displays annual temporary exhibits. It features a planetarium and telescope through which visitors may peer on selected nights. The museum grounds feature a life-sized statue of a Stegosaurus.
Cranbrook House and Gardens are the centerpiece of the campus. The 1908 English Arts and Crafts-style house was designed by Albert Kahn for Cranbrook founders George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth. Ten first-floor rooms can be seen on guided tours, and contain tapestries, hand-carved woodworking and English Arts and Crafts-style antiques.
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