May 5, May 19, June 9 and June 23
From 6–8:30pm
Advance tickets $12, $15 at the Door

In celebration of Finland’s centennial of independence, Cranbrook Art Museum, the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, and Saarinen House have teamed up to offer “Finnish Fridays” – four nights of special evening programming held on May 5, May 19, June 9 and June 23.

Check in at the Art Museum front desk, then gather on the Peristyle for Finnish games and an art-making activity. A cash bar will be available. Tour Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection, which recognizes Finland’s centennial of independence and examines the profound influence this country has had on the development of the arts in America.

Explore “Saarinen Home: Living and Working with Cranbrook’s First Family of Design,” the first major reinterpretation of Saarinen House since the house museum opened in 1994. Curators will be on hand at the Cranbrook Art Museum and in Saarinen House to tell the “behind-the-scenes” story of the Saarinens at Cranbrook. The Archives Reading Room (located in the Art Museum’s lower level) will also be open, tables filled with Saarinen-related treasures and archivists ready to answer your pressing questions. Meanwhile, Saarinen home movies will be screened in Saarinen House, accompanied by Finnish music and popular tunes of the 1930s and 1940s performed live on the custom-designed 1930s piano. Enjoy Loja Saarinen’s famous Pineapple Upside Down Cake in the Saarinen House courtyard!

All tickets will be held under your name at the Cranbrook Art Museum front desk. Your ticket grants you admission to any one of the Finnish Fridays. Tickets are transferable but are non-refundable.

Presented by The Center for Collections and Research and Cranbrook Art Museum.


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