After visits with the local Swedish companies ABB Robotics, Autoliv and Atlas Copco, and a whirlwind tour of the Detroit area, Sweden’s ambassador Björn Lyrvall visited the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Swedish sculptor Carl Milles was sculptor in residence and teacher here for 20 years, up until his return to Sweden in 1951. The Cranbrook Foundation grounds, created in the early 1900s by the newspaper man George G. Booth, are home to 64 sculptures by the world-renowned Swedish sculptor.
Cranbrook, which has been called “the most enchanted and enchanting setting in America” by an architecture critic at the Washington Post, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
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