Meadow Brook Hall

Meadow Brook Hall presents 'Art in the Elements'

New event scheduled for August 22-25 on the grounds of historic Meadow Brook Hall.

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Meadow Brook Hall presents 'Art in the Elements'
Vibrant displays like this will bring the Meadow Brook Hall grounds to life during the new "Arts in the Elements" event.

Art in the Elements at Meadow Brook Hall runs August 22 through August 25, 2019. Drawing inspiration from Meadow Brook Hall’s 90th anniversary and the estate’s beautiful grounds, combined with the talent of floral artists from around the country, Art in the Elements is sure to delight nature, art and history lovers of all ages.

Visitors can stroll through the woodland paths of The Great Estate to view more than 20 large-scale floral art sculptures and displays. Then, step into The Hall for a self-guided tour complete with floral designs inspired by The Hall’s vast collection and unique spaces, ranging from The Hall’s art glass Tiffany collection to a poker party in the games room. Art in the Elements is a partnership with the American Institute of Floral Designers. General tours will be offered Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25, with a special preview event on Thursday, August 22.

Art in the Elements is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 23; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 25. On Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m., guests can enjoy free family craft activities. Regular tours will not be offered during this time.

Tickets will be sold onsite on the dates above; reservations are not required and The Hall will be not be taking reservations in advance. The tour will occur rain or shine.  Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 62 and older, $15 for Oakland University affiliates and $12.50 for youth 6-12. Admission includes a self-guided house and grounds tour and entrance into Knole Cottage, Danny’s Cabin and the Wilson Playhouse.

Art in the Elements also includes a special preview night on Thursday, August 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can view the exhibit lit against the backdrop of the evening sky and mingle with the artists.  The evening includes a private reception on the Loggia Terrace with live musical entertainment provided by The Human Group, hors d’oeuvres, delectable desserts and a beer and wine bar. Reservations are $50 per person and are required in advance. To make a reservation, or for more information about this new event, visit or call (248) 364-6252.

About AIFD:

Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers is, today, the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design. AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry in presenting educational design programs and in designing flowers for such renowned events as the Tournament of Roses Parade, Academy Awards and Presidential Inaugurations.

About Meadow Brook Hall:

Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook Hall represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival style architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of 88,000 square-feet. It was the center of a country estate that included 1,500 acres, numerous farm buildings, recreational facilities, several residences and formal gardens.

Named a National Historic Landmark in 2012, Meadow Brook Hall strives to preserve and interpret its architecture, landscape, and fine and decorative art so that visitors may be entertained, educated and inspired by history.

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