Fall 2019 – Cranbrook

The Midstates ARLIS/NA Chapter Fall 2019 meeting will be held at the historic Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on Friday, October 4. Optional DIY tour ideas for Saturday include the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. We have an exciting schedule of presentations and tours planned!

Directions & Parking  (The closest parking is off Institute Way just east of the Art Museum.)

Registration and payment will take two steps: make your payment using the Pay Now link and register using the Google Form. Note that there is a $20 fee for the meeting; the afternoon tour, facilitated by the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, will cost $30. You may register for just the meeting or both meeting and tour.  *Students: you do not need to pay the $20 fee for the meeting.

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2019 Fall Meeting Payment & Registration

Please submit this Google Form to register.

Friday, Oct. 4

  • 8:30-9:00
    • Breakfast and Welcome
  • 9:00-10:15
    • Business Meeting (Agenda to follow)
  • 10:30-11:30
    • Name Mapping The Book of Negroes: A Material/Visual Study on Document Reproduction and Representation of Cultural Memory
      • Courtney Richardson, University of Illinois iSchool, Champaign
    • Getting Ready (and Excited!) for the ARLIS/NA Commons
      • Meredith Kahn, Librarian for Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Michigan
  • 11:30-1:00
  • 1:00-2:00
    • Facilitated Discussion around a professional topic (stay tuned for topic selection)
  • 2:30-4:30
    • Guided Cranbrook Walking Tour (extra fee: $30)
      • 2:30 Meet at Art Museum (walk along Triton Pond to Saarinen House)

Evening Plans: We suggest that members coordinate dinner and drinks amongst themselves. 

Here are a few restaurant suggestions for Friday dinner in Detroit:

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails

Selden Standard

Craft Work Restaurant and Bar

Flowers of Vietnam

Ottava Via, Detroit


Optional Evening Activities:

There will be a lecture by Claire Bishop in the deSalle Auditorium in the Cranbrook Art Museum from 6:00-7:30 in the evening. Details will be posted here.

The Cranbrook Institute of Science (a short walk from the Art Museum), is open until 10:00 pm on Fridays. Admission after 5:00 pm is free on the first Friday of each month (underwritten by MASCO Corporation Foundation). All of the galleries will be open, plus there is a small, state-of-the-art planetarium. Shows are $5.00 each and last about 45 minutes. Normally there are four shows on Friday evenings:  6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm. and 9:00 pm. The observatory is open 8:30-10:00 pm on Friday evenings, weather permitting.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Detroit View
Photo by Catherine Hughes on Unsplash

Saturday will be a “Day in Detroit”. Indicate your interests for what you would like to do on the registration form and we will facilitate informal group tours or visits of Detroit sights, such as the DIA, MOCAD, Riverfront Walk and Eastern Market, Detroit Walking Tour, Public Art (e.g., Heidelberg Project, Street Art, Belle Isle, etc.). We’ll meet for breakfast in downtown Detroit (location TBA) and go from there.

Suggestions for a casual lunch on Saturday:

Urban Ramen   Japanese noodles of L.A. fame and now in Detroit

Pie-Sci Pizza   Inventive pizzas of all types, including gluten-free and vegan

Ima (Noodles)   Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year, 2019

Trinosophes Café    At Eastern Market in an event/exhibition space

Detroit Vegan Soul  “Soul Food from Whole Food”

Seva Detroit     Vegetarian Variety