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!
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.
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.
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.
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.