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Architecture -- 2/1 Daypass -- Cranbrook’s Architecture In Three Chapters: The Arts & Crafts Movement, Saarinen’s Modernism, And Cranbrook Contemporary
Gregory M. Wittkopp, Director, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research For more than three decades, Gregory Wittkopp has been shaping and stewarding Cranbrook’s collections, first as a curator, then as the Director of Cranbrook Art Museum, and now as the Founding Director of the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Major projects include the restoration of Saarinen House and the creation of the state-of-the-art Collections Wing, a $22 million project completed in 2011. Wittkopp holds an MA in Art History from Wayne State University and a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Speaker’s Synopsis: Founded in 1904 on the edge of metropolitan Detroit, Cranbrook is many things to many people—a world-renowned graduate art academy and contemporary art museum, a prestigious college-preparatory school, a preeminent natural history and earth sciences museum, three historic house museums and gardens, and much more. What they all share is a National Historic Landmark campus that has been described as the most enchanting setting in America. Join Gregory Wittkopp as he shares the stories of Cranbrook’s architects and the legacy of its founders, newspaper publishers George and Ellen Booth.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 02/01/2018
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED