The Cranbrook Academy of Art is a renowned institution dedicated exclusively to graduate education in art, architecture, crafts and design. In 1986, Cranbrook Children's School and Kingswood Cranbrook School signed a joint agreement that saw the new institution renamed Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School. The Cranbrook Schools comprise a mixed day high school and boarding school, a high school and a Brookside High School. Initially, education at Cranbrook's Kingswood School was considered a finishing school, although this has changed over time. The 1908 English Arts and Crafts style house was designed by Albert Kahn for the founders of Cranbrook, George Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth.
This institution has earned the right to consider itself synonymous with contemporary American design. The school is still known for its apprentice teaching method, in which a small group of students - usually 10 to 16 per class or 150 students in total from the ten departments - study with a single artist in residence throughout their curriculum. During his visit, he requested a studio space where he could compose, and Sepeshy had the piano moved from Cranbrook House to St. The Cranbrook Science Institute includes a permanent collection of scientific artifacts, as well as annual temporary exhibitions. Of all the schools ranked in the top ten, the Cranbrook Academy of Art earned some of the most individual program-specific rankings, with seven departments ranked in the top 20 in its program.
It is comprised of the Cranbrook Schools, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the Cranbrook Museum of Art, the Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Cranbrook House and Gardens. Over the years, the Cranbrook Children's School campus grew to include Stevens Hall, Page Hall and Coulter Hall. The founders also built Christ Church Cranbrook as a focal point to serve the educational complex. The Cranbrook Academy of Art is one of the leading graduate schools of architecture, art and design in the United States. It was founded by George Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth in 1932. Booth wanted the Cranbrook School to have an architecture reminiscent of the best British boarding schools; he hired Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen to design the campus. The Cranbrook Art Museum is a contemporary art museum with a permanent collection that includes works by Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, Maija Grotell, Carl Milles, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
Notable alumni and professors at the Cranbrook Academy of Art include Harry Bertoia, Richard DeVore, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Waylande Gregory, Florence Knoll (who did not graduate), Daniel Libeskind and Eero Saarinen.