Cranbrook Educational Community

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Cranbrook Educational Community,

at Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; est. and endowed by George G. and Ellen Scripps Booth in 1927. It includes the Cranbrook Academy of Art, with graduate programs in fine arts and architecture and a noted art museum; Cranbrook Institute of Science, a natural history and science museum; Brookside Lower School (coeducational); Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School (combining Cranbrook School [1927] and Kingswood School [1931], with separate programs for boys and girls); and Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School (coeducational). Most of the buildings were designed by Eliel SaarinenSaarinen, Eliel
, 1873–1950, Finnish-American architect and city planner, resident of the United States after 1923. In Finland, Saarinen's most celebrated building was the railway station in Helsinki.
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. Many statues by Carl MillesMilles, Carl
, 1875–1955, Swedish-American sculptor, whose name originally was Carl Emil Wilhelm Anderson. Influenced by Rodin, he studied in Paris from 1897 until 1904, when he returned to Stockholm.
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 are also there. Saarinen's work has been partially restored and respectfully added to in an extensive building program begun in mid-1980s.
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Built from 1928 to 1930, Eliel Saarinen's design for his home and studio on the Cranbrook Educational Community campus is a rare find, tucked along a row of faculty residences.
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The Cranbrook Educational Community, founded in the 1920s by newspaper magnate George Booth, was conceived as a utopian society set apart from the industrialized world.
The firm was also responsible for much of the Cranbrook Educational Community and the General Motors Technical Center as well as many well-known public and private buildings in Michigan and elsewhere in the United States.
The Cranbrook Educational Community - which includes the Academy of Art, the Institute of Science, a private coeducational boarding school, and a primary school - continues to focus upon the arts as an important part of the curriculum.