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Address: 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5162
Phone Number: +1 248-645-3300
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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A very enjoyable morning

I recently went with my Questers group to see the John Glick pottery exhibit which was wonderful and while there also saw the fasinating works of a book illustrator. Cranbrook... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently went with my Questers group to see the John Glick pottery exhibit which was wonderful and while there also saw the fasinating works of a book illustrator. Cranbrook is such a delightful place to visit at all times of the year. The art museum is always having interesting exhibits.

Thank Judy H
Sherwood, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The 3 galleries on the first floor were down for changing exhibits, but there were 2 nice exhibits downstairs, a pottery retrospective, and pen and ink artist. See previous review for details. Plus it was a nice day to walk the grounds and enjoy the outside sculptures. Because there were only 2 exhibits, it was half price, which was great.... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

At first I was not impressed at all when I heard that there was only two exhibits on display at the entire museum. The first exhibit was John Glick pottery which I though was dull. I went through it in 5 minutes. I was surprisingly taken back by how fascinating the next exhibit was. It was a Edward Gorey exhibit... More 

Thank AKAshon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 

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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.

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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 

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