Link to Map of Sites
- Times for Toledo and Detroit are EST. We lose an hour between Chicago and Toledo.
- Items in pink are by appointment, please arrive 10-15 m early.
26 Feb – Chicago > Toledo > Detroit
09:00 – Leave Chicago, 4-4.5 hrs by car on 90/94
13:00 – arrive Toledo Museum of Art
14:45* – Meet by Calder Sculpture
split into 2 groups of 45: A and B
15:00* – Group A and B glass blowing demonstrations – $5.00/each
16:00* – Group B guided tour of Glass Pavilion (SANAA) and Mech Systems
17:00* – Group A guided tour of Glass Pavilion (SANAA) and Mech Systems
18:00* – Self-guided visit Toledo Museum of Art / University Art Center (Gehry)
(Drive to Detroit approx 60 min, overnight in Detroit)
27 Feb – Detroit
08:45* – Arrive Eastern Market Offices, 2934 Russell St, Detroit.
09:00* – Talk by Dan Carmody, Eastern Market President
– Red Bull House of Art
– Lafayette Park
– Belle Isle Aquarium / Anna Scripps Conservatory
– Pewabic Pottery
– Packard Automotive Plant (abandoned)
– The Rust Belt Market (Ferndale)
– “Disneyland” (Hamtramck)
– Powerhouse Productions
– DIA Detroit Institute of Art
– N’Namdi / MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art
– Michigan Building Parking Garage
– Michigan Central Station
– The Alley Project
(overnight in Detroit)
28 Feb – Detroit > Cranbrook > Chicago
easily accessed en route:
– Cranbrook Academy of Art (Eliel Saarinen)
– Cranbrook Schools Williams Natatorium (Williams Tsien)
– Cranbrook Institute of Science (Steven Holl)
– U Michigan / Taubman School of Architecture
- The trip is voluntary for students and faculty.
- Student waivers are required.
- Room, transport, and miscellaneous costs are an individual responsibility – not arranged or subsidized by IIT.
- For sites other than those arranged by appointment, students may follow the proposed itinerary or improvise according to their interests.
- For ease and general safety, it is advisable to tour Detroit by car in groups.
- Finding parking is rarely an issue.
- Students with visas should be very careful not to drive into Canada unless their visa permits that.