Gregory Wittkopp, Director Center for Collections & Research, Cranbrook Art Museum Cranbrook: Its Architects and Artists
Founded in 1904 on the edge of metropolitan Detroit, Cranbrook Educational Community is many things: a world-renowned graduate art academy and contemporary art museum, a prestigious college-preparatory school, a preeminent natural history and earth science museum, a collection of historic house museums, and much more. They are all located on a National Historic Landmark campus that has been described as the most enchanted and enchanting setting in America.
Join Gregory Wittkopp, director of Cranbrook's Center for Collections and Research, as he shares the stories of Cranbrook's influential architects and artists -- Albert Kahn, Eliel Saarinen, Carl Miller Charles Eames, Todd Williams and Billie Tsien, Steven Hill Rafael Moneo, and many more -- and the legacy of its founders, newspaper publishers George and Ellen Booth.
For 32 years, Wittkopp has stewarded Cranbrook's collections and architecture through exhibitions, publications, collection development and facilities expansion. As director of the Art Museum, he oversaw the 2007-2011 renovation and construction project that included a new state-of-the-art Collections Wing .
Social time at the Peoria Riverfront Museum begins at 9:30 am Lecture runs from 10:00-11:00 am
Everyone is welcome! Tickets at the door: adults: $12 / students $5