Live at Five!
Episode 1: The Sculptures at Cranbrook Academy of Art
Experience an in-depth look at the art and architecture of Cranbrook's 319-acre campus, and the stories of the people who created them, with Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Curator Kevin Adkisson.
Image: Cranbrook Academy of Art Library Door and sculpture plinth by Eliel Saarinen, with Saint Paul on a Horse by Carl Milles. Daniel Smith, CAA '21, photographer.
Episode 2: The Friends and Visitors of Saarinen House
Today's tour will be taking a tour through Saarinen House with a focus on the many artists, architects, and special guests who visited Eliel and Loja Saarinen at their Academy Way home. Whether you've toured the house in person or not, you're bound to learn and see something new.
Image: George and Ellen Booth, center, visit Eliel and Loja Saarinen at their home for an Academy party, May 11, 1946. Harvey Croze, photographer. Copyright Cranbrook Archives.
Episode 3: Kingswood Exterior Architecture and Ornament
Today, our Facebook "Live at Five" will explore the exteriors of Kingswood School.
Image: Column at the Main Entrance on the Kingswood Campus of Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, designed by Eliel Saarinen. James Haefner, photographer.
Episode 4: Brookside Architecture and Sculptures
Today, Kevin Adkisson will show us the architecture and sculpture of Brookside School.
Image: Cranbrook Lower School Brookside's Cranbrook Road elevation. Daniel Smith, CAA '21, photographer.
Episode 5: Cranbrook School for Boys Art and Architecture
The Art & Architecture of Cranbrook School for Boys -- and for this tour we have permission to go INSIDE the buildings.
Episode 6: Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House
Center curator Kevin Adkisson will be presenting from the Melvyn Maxwell and Sara Stein Smith House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Image: Exterior of the Melvyn Maxwell and Sara Stein Smith House. James Haefner, photographer.
Episode 7: The Architecture of Cranbrook Academy of Art
Learn more about the history of Cranbrook Academy of Art’s architecture on today’s Live at Five. Completed in 1938, Studio #5 by Eliel Saarinen is flooded with even, northern light. The steel frame glass curtain wall reflects the influence of Detroit’s industrial architecture by way of the Bauhaus Dessau, which closed one year after the Academy opened in 1932.
Espisode 8: Tour of Cranbrook House by Albert Kahn
Kevin Adkisson take us on a tour of Cranbrook House, designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 and 1918.
Episode 9: The Architecture of Cranbrook Institute of Science
Kevin shows you the Art and Architecture of the Cranbrook Institute of Science.
Image: Cranbrook Institute of Science. Daniel Smith, CAA '21, photographer.
Episode 10: Milles House at Cranbrook Academy of Art
Live at Five comes to you from Milles House on Academy Way. Curator Kevin Adkisson tours you through this rarely seen gem.
Photo © Charfoos Design, Inc.
Episode 11: The Art and Architecture of Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls
Curator Kevin Adkisson take viewers through the Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls, which opened in 2011, designed by Lake|Flato Architects.
Episode 12: Thornlea House
Kevin takes us on a tour of Thornlea, built in 1925. Thornlea was the home of Harry (Henry Scripps) and Carol (Carolyn Farr) Booth and their five children: Stephen, David, Melinda, Cynthia, and Martha.
Episode 13: History and Design of the Woodward Avenue Entrance
When you visit Cranbrook, you likely have entered the campus at the Woodward Avenue entrance. Kevin will share the history and design of this iconic locale.
Image: A 1936 Cranbrook loom frames Cranbrook Rug No. 1, Studio Loja Saarinen's first creation. P.D. Rearick, CAA '10, photographer.
Image: Christ Church Cranbrook, Baptistry Ceiling. P.D. Rearick, CAA '10, photographer.
- A Virtual Tour of Cranbrook, Kent
- A Tale of Two Cranbrooks
Image: St. Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent, England. Kevin D. Adkisson, photographer.