As the newest staff member at the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, I am on a HUGE learning curve. I knew, taking this position, that Cranbrook had a deep and rich history, and a long association with famous artists, designers, and architects. However, my first days here were spent touring campus, witnessing just what those associations created.
My first impressions of the cultural properties I will be working with are “Wow! What?! Cool.” I hope in the coming months to be able to share some of those moments on the Kitchen Sink, but here are my first three:
Wow: Green Lobby, Kingswood School.
What: The 319-acre campus was designated a National Historic Landmark on June 29, 1989 for its significant architecture and design – 319-acres full of cultural properties!
Cool: Thornlea – and I get to explore all the rooms.
Leslie S. Mio, Assistant Registrar, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research