Cranbrook was founded in 1932 by George and Ellen Booth in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Cranbrook is comprised of a graduate Academy of Art, an Art Museum, House & Gardens, Institute of Science, and Pre-K through 12 college preparatory school.

Many of the buildings were designed by Finnish architect, Eliel Saarinen. At the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the graduate students learn through a personalized course of study. There is no formal class structure but an active program of studio work, critiques, reading groups/seminars, and student group projects. They offer study in the following areas: Architecture, Ceramics, Fiber, 2-D Design, 3-D Design, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture.