Mid-Century Modern Midland
An Exclusive Day Trip to Cranbrook
Friday June 22nd
“Cranbrook’s world-renowned campus is a treasure-trove of history, architecture, craftsmanship, design, and beauty. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the campus is a living collection of masterworks by architects such as Albert Kahn, Eliel Saarinen, Rafael Moneo, and Billie Tsien and Tod Williams. It isn’t just stunning architecture and sweeping vistas you will see at Cranbrook; the attention to design and detail by Cranbrook artisans are present in the intricate brickwork patterns in walkways and buildings, the ironwork of the gates, and the exquisite statuary that decorates the campus. The grounds of Cranbrook have been walked by some of the most influential people in the worlds of art and design, and the Schools and Academy of Art continue to educate innovative and creative minds.” Website
Our visit will include a tour of the Saarinen House, as well as a tour of the Arts & Crafts Court and the Boys’ School Campus. We will then enjoy a catered lunch in the Boys’ Dining Hall. Following lunch, we will have a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Collections Wing and some self-guided time to explore the Cranbrook Art Museum. We will return to Midland by approximately 5 pm.
We will meet at the
Alden B. Dow Home and Studio
(315 Post Street)
8:45 for 9 am departure.
We will have Motorcoach transportation to Bloomfield Hills and back.
The $95 cost includes round-trip transportation, tour fees and lunch.
For more information contact Carol Neff
Presented by Ruth & Jack Ham on April 29, 2018 at The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Homeowner’s meeting.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Jackson B. Hallett Self-Guided Tour on Sunday November 5th!
Congratulations to the winners of the
Mid-Century Modern Midland Architect Quiz
that was handed out to attendees of the event.
Meg Harding and Stan Halpin
won a $50 gift certificate for the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio for correctly identifying the most architects.
The answers to the quiz are:
3100 Applewood: Jackson Hallett
3108 Applewood: James Spence
3200 Applewood: William Stone
3205 Applewood: Carl G. Schulwitz
3300 Applewood: Jackson Hallett
3400 Applewood: A.B. Dow
3401 Applewood: Cle Allison
3410 Applewood: Jackson Hallett
3418 Applewood: A. B. Dow, with an addition by Jackson Hallett ( ½ point for Hallett!)
3419 Applewood: A.B. Dow
3711 Applewood: Robert Schwartz and Glenn Beach
3812 Applewood: “F.E. “Red” Warner
3910 Applewood: Carl G. Schulwitz
Mid-Century Modern Midland’s efforts to document the cities architectural heritage is receiving national coverage from one of the Design Industries leading media sources! Please take some time to read and share “Defining an Architectural Canon From the Ground Up” By DWELL writer Caroline Wallis. Please leave a comment on the article to show your support for this project that will aid in the national recognition of Midland’s rich history and collection of great architecture and design.
Speaking of updates, it’s been a few months since our meeting at the UCC to kick off our architect and architecture projects. There are currently over 800 entries on the architecture database!
If you need help, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Carol Neff at either 989-839-2744 or email@example.com
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