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

Day Away Trips


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.


Egyptomania in Detroit

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Presented in conjunction with Cranbrook Institute of Science and their royally-popular exhibition, Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things" from the Pharaoh's Tomb (on view through September 3, 2017), the Center's spring trip explored the impact and legacy of Egyptian design in Detroit.


Albert Kahn and His Architecture at the University of Michigan

Friday, October 28, 2016

Our Eighth Day Away trip explored Cranbrook's connection to the University of Michigan via Albert Kahn, the renowned architect who designed George and Ellen Booth's Cranbrook House.


Painted With Fire: Mary Chase Perry Stratton and Her Pewabic Pottery Tile Installations in Detroit

Friday, May 6, and Saturday, June 25, 2016

Created to commemorate the Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes exhibition of Pewabic Pottery at Cranbrook Art Museum, these two trips took guests to various sites in Detroit to examine installations of tiles from Mary Chase Perry Stratton's famous studio.