Monday, May 2, 2022

Cranbrook Art Museum Is Putting Up a Mini Golf Course this Summer!

Cranbrook Art Museum is welcoming a new artist designed miniature golf course for Summer 2022. This outdoor adventure features nine different holes that are "inspired by different elements of Cranbrook’s historic campus and history, from the campus gardens to unique landmarks and famous art and furniture designs of Academy of Art alumni".  The course will be spread out throughout their beautiful grounds/gardens so it's the perfect way to take in the beauty of Cranbrook and have a little fun!

The nine holes (and special bonus hole!) are:

Gateway: Start your play at our bonus hole! Play through Cranbrook’s famous gates and around Cranbrook Schools’ Quadrangle Fountain.

Lightside Up: The Kingswood Auditorium has been turned upside down in this skee-ball-inspired hole.

Bertoia Bronze: Strike a chord with Harry Bertoia’s Sonambient sound sculpture-inspired hole.

Warped Weft: Weave your way across the obstacles on Studio Loja Saarinen’s Rug #2.

Sunken Garden: Get lost in the hedges of the sunken garden…but don’t lose your ball in the flower beds!

At the Wheel: Take a spin at the potter’s wheel. Drop your ball inside the vessel and turn the wheel. Play among the giants of ceramics, such as Maija Grotell.

Slum of Legs: Have a seat! Move Your Feet! Distract your opponents by adding your own legs as obstacles in this hold inspired by Eero Saarinen’s iconic Tulip chair (which was his solution to a traditional table and chairs “slum of legs.”)

Steggy’s Escape: Cranbrook’s favorite dinosaur has made his escape! Camouflaged in Ruth Adler Schnee’s Strata fabric, can you find him?

Triton Poolsball: The Triton Pool has been turned into a giant foosball table! Don’t get caught up dancing with Carl Milles’ sea creatures. You must make it past the Tritons to score!

Peristyle Playthrough: End your play at Cranbrook’s grandest architecture. A portal has opened in the Orpheus Fountain – can you make it through? Or will the Peristyle become your limestone trap?

Check-in for the course will be located on the Peristyle Plaza, near the main doors of Cranbrook Art Museum adjacent to the Orpheus Fountain. The course will be open from 11a.m. to sunset, Wednesday through Sunday of each week, from May 25th through September 25th. Entry is $15 for Adults, $10 for ArtMembers and Detroit residents, and $8 for children under 12. Additionally, registration includes gallery admission!

Learn more and sign up here.


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