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An Italian Journey: A Grand Tour of Cranbrook House and Gardens

An Italian Journey: A Grand Tour of Cranbrook House and Gardens

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Join us to discover Cranbrook House and Gardens’ Italianate side in a special summer tour featuring new discoveries, hitherto unseen artworks from the collection, and an assortment of Italian treats to savor. Our tour takes its inspiration from the tradition of the Grand Tour, a coming-of-age journey to Italy undertaken by young English gentlemen in the 18th and 19th centuries. On our own “Grand Tour” of Cranbrook House, we will explore both the house and grounds with eyes attuned to the Italian elements of the estate, discovering the surprisingly central role ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance played in shaping the Booths’ Arts and Crafts home. This special Cranbrook Grand Tour will begin in the Greek Theatre, where we will explore the influence of Greek culture on Roman and Italian art and design, continue in the gardens around the Booths’ manor home, stopping at important sculptures and fountains such as a 1st-century CE Hellenistic Venus, before moving inside Cranbrook House where a highlight will be the newly installed Pompeiian Fisherman sculpture, as well as the Still Room, with its Pompeii-inspired low relief ceiling painted by the Booths’ oldest son James. The tour will conclude in the Oak Room where guests will sample Italian treats while watching clips from classic Italian movies. Tours take place at 3:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm, and 7:30pm. Each tour is limited to 20 people.

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Institution or Organization name - Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research

 

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2024-06-27 @ 03:00 PM (EDT) to
2024-06-27 @ 08:30 PM (EDT)
 

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