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Cranbrook Art Museum

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Address: 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5162
Phone Number: 248 645 3300
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This museum is a jewel! Not only does it have a fantastic permanent collection, it has exciting, unexpected and or innovative special exhibits. If you need handicap access, go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a jewel! Not only does it have a fantastic permanent collection, it has exciting, unexpected and or innovative special exhibits. If you need handicap access, go to the backof the lower parking lot to call an attendant to let you and your party in. You will miss the fabulous fountain at the top of the steps but... More 

Thank Reasonable_9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Features early 20th century. Exceptionally well-designed and well-curated. Great cafeteria in the Science Institute a short walk or drive away--limited menu but home-cooked food, a hidden gem. Great gardens, a planetarium show, and three house tours (Arts&Crafts, Saarinen, and FLWright) in a magnificent and artfully-planned campus of hundreds of beautiful acres. We loved every minute of being there.

Thank Jane O
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

There is a lot of nice and interesting features here. It's decent, but lacks a WOW factor. The Bat exhibit is amazing and fantastic, however if you don't like bats, the rest of the museum is just so-so.

Thank Rachel N
Waterford, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I'm no art aficionado, but my family has fun whenever we attend. Small compared to places like the DIA, but still worth a couple of hours, probably more if you're really into art. There are usually a couple of rotating special exhibits, and the grounds are beautiful.

Thank John J
Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Wonderful Eliel Saarinen architecture, good size, great selection and presentation! Beautiful graduation exhibition of 2016.

Thank Egle B
New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

The museum has several aspects to it. You may hike in the beautiful gardens and wooded areas, especially during mild whether. There are two museums, one art and one science. Depending upon your interests and your audience. I went with my family and their one year old. She loved the animal displays in the museum. I loved the rock exhibit.... More 

Thank Elaine Y
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

I love visiting the museum every time I'm in the area. The exhibits change frequently and the graduate student docents are eager to converse and educate. This time I enjoyed the Lou Reed Metal Machine Trio ambisonic 3-D exhibit, the Salon collection, and the student-produced Read Image, See Text productions. I was most surprised, however, that the Pewabic Pottery exhibit... More 

Thank JEM196204
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

I think it's a beautiful place to visit even if you're not too much of an art lover. They change the exhibits often and the grounds are just breathtaking, it reminds me of how happy I was attending this fabulous school.

Thank HighHeelsTourist
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

Beautiful collection of fine art right next to the science museum and the house and gardens. The entire campus is beautiful to walk around when the weather's nice.

Thank Benjamin-Blumenstein
Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Walkable site offering many photo opportunities of fountains and sculptures. The most interesting was a life size cannon made from human figures.

Thank Kris2948

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