The Center's popular Day Away series explores Cranbrook connections off campus on guided bus and walking tours. 

Day Away Trips

A MODERNIST'S DREAM: COLUMBUS, INDIANA

Friday, May 17, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 2019
Bus departs Cranbrook Friday at 8:00am and returns on Sunday around 5:30pm


Tour a city described by critics as “a veritable museum of modern architecture,” “a small-town architectural mecca,” and “the Athens of the prairie.” For anyone that loves Cranbrook’s architecture, Columbus is simply a city that you must visit!

CRANBROOK'S RELIGIOUS HISTORY: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF FIVE METROPOLITAN DETROIT CHURCHES

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Explore five churches and their significant architects, artists, and craftsmen, as well as important ministers, congregations, and patrons in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, and Birmingham.

TWO DAYS AWAY: CRANBROOK CONNECTIONS: CLEVELAND, AKRON, AND OBERLIN

Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, 2018
Bus departs Friday at 8:00am and returns Saturday at 7:30pm

Join the Center on its first overnight excursion as we explore three cities in Ohio and their many connections to Cranbrook and the Center’s programs. 

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Usonian Homes of Metro Detroit

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Presented in conjunction with both the Docomomo US Tour Day 2017 and the Docomomo-US/MI Frank Lloyd Wright 150 Michigan Tour Weekend, this trip will visit three area homes designed by the famous architect in celebration of his 150th birthday. 

Grosse Pointe Modern

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Presented in conjunction with Cranbrook Art Museum and their exhibition, Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe, the Center's tenth Day Away trip explores four buildings by internationally-significant designers located in the Grosse Pointes, including a home designed by Alexander Girard.