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 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.
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.