11401 Hall Rd.
Utica, MI 48317-5900
Phone: (586) 739-7111
Fax: (586) 739-1041
Arts & Museums
The Rochester Hills Museum works hard to educate the current and future generations of the greater Rochester area by preserving its history. The museum itself is located on a 16-acre property, that dates back to the early 19th Century, once belonging to the Taylor and Van Hoosen families. The venue is open on Fridays and Saturdays, but can also be visited by appointment. Check out the website or call for more information.
This arts center provides a venue for arts of all kinds and features exhibitions throughout the year from local and regional artists. Classes are also available.
At the Troy Museum and Historic Village you are able to explore 10 historic buildings that have been carefully restored. Artifacts that are displayed have a history that dates back to as far as the 19th and early 20th Century. Open year round, the museum and village is a perfect look back to the the city of Troy's rich history.
Meadow Brook is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America. The home has 39 chimneys and is elaborately crafted with hand-carved wood, ceramic art tile, moulded ceilings and ornate fixtures. In the Hall is an extensive collection of lavish paintings, sculptures, furniture and other art objects. Meadow Brook Hall is a cultural center, offering guided tours and special exhibitions, as well as serving as a unique setting for weddings, corporate gatherings, and parties.
The Robot Garage provides a year-round place for LEGO
The Royal Oak Historical Society is the place to go for those who want to learn more about this town's past. The museum has many different collections, including a photography collection. The historical society also hosts and plans multiple events throughout the year. Call or see the website for more information.
Well-known for its observatory, planetarium and laser light shows, the well-respected Cranbrook Institute of Science imparts natural history and science education in creative ways that blend old and new approaches. Outdoor activities, including eclipse viewing and maple tree tapping, are frequent. The institute features magnificent exhibits exploring the diversity of dinosaurs and its origin. There are various programs, lectures and camps held here as well.
Once the former residence and masterpiece of the Finnish architect, Eliel Saarinen and his wife Loja, this stunning home is now open to the public for tours. Completed in the fall of 1930, the Saarinen House cost over USD140,000 to build, compared to the average USD6,000 of the time in Detroit. This brick and stone home features gorgeous textiles done by Loja herself, original artwork by their daughter and beautiful landscaping. Visitors can partake in guided tours from May through October. Visit the website for more details.
Founded in 1904, by Ellen and George Booth, this arts and educational community is considered one of the nation's greatest architectural complexes. The Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science, and the Cranbrook House and Gardens are all ready for you to explore. The Cranbrook Institute of Science houses 11 permanent galleries, a changing exhibition hall, an outdoor science garden, nature trails, a state-of-the-art planetarium, an observatory, and a nature center. The Academy offers instruction in architecture, art, and design. The Cranbrook Art Museum is a contemporary art gallery. The centerpiece of Cranbrook
One of the area's most prestigious avant-garde art museums, Cranbrook Art Museum features acclaimed contemporary painters, sculptors, promising new artists who display challenging and cutting-edge exhibitions. The museum's permanent collection highlights the accomplishments of decades of Cranbrook graduates from many different mediums. This is a popular gathering spot for local artists and art critics and is the center of a vibrant artistic community.
One of Michigan's primary arts facilities, this regional art center provides a variety of art appreciation exhibits as well as a number of classes and workshops for children and adults.
The Creative Arts Center in Pontiac offers classes for locals to become artists, and also has an on-site gallery that exhibits local and national artists alike. The arts center also hosts various events through out the year. Call or check out the website for the current exhibits, upcoming class schedules, and more!