Cranbrook Art Museum offers design-based programs for all ages and showcases design in our galleries.

Cranbrook Art Museum

Cranbrook Art Museum invites viewers to discover relevant and transformative moments in modern and contemporary art, architecture and design. Through our exhibitions, collections, programming and publications, we bring together people from our region and around the world to provoke new ideas about art, creativity and the built environment.


Architecture Building Communities: Detroit K-8 Outreach Program

A joint early-education outreach program of the Detroit Chapter of American Institute of Architects, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the Center for Success.

Over a 10-week period, Educators from Crankbrook Academy and volunteer mentors from AIA Detroit met with students in the Center for Success after-school program on Detroit’s east side. Two groups of students met with their instructors and mentors each week to learn about a real City of Detroit Planning & Development Department initiative, just blocks away from the Center. After a group site visit to the Islandview neighborhood, mentors worked with students to illuminate the planning processes behind adaptive reuse, new construction, and urban redevelopment, and crafted their own visions for how they’d like to see their city evolve.

Kelly Lyons
Curator of Education
39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303