2020-2021 Reopening Plans

Triton Pools, Photo: James Haefner

Plans to Return to Campus

Cranbrook Academy of Art is committed to maintaining in-person instruction and studio access for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a challenging time for us all. However, we feel that Cranbrook can serve as a safe, creative space for our students to explore their craft while in a contained environment.

To our incoming students: Please understand that your experience on campus will be different this year. Cranbrook is often referred to as a “bubble” of its own, nestled in the Eliel Saarinen-designed 319-acre campus of Cranbrook Educational Community. This year, we see that as a protective space to allow our students to learn and create with one another, while still maintaining the important tenents of the Cranbrook experience.

However, we need all incoming students to embrace our new procedures and ways of interacting with one another in order to protect the Academy experience. Please know that all staff, Artists-in-Residence, and the extended Cranbrook community will share in these responsibilities.

We appreciate your understanding and mutual dedication to moving forward in the face of the challenges presented by the global pandemic. We know you are uniquely qualified to face these times with empathy, resilience, and creative solutions. We can’t wait to have you back on campus.

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