UPDATE: The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio will present Movie Sundays as live Zoom events. Movie dates and times will remain as previously scheduled. Live narration along with an intermission and plenty of time for questions and answers will add to the fun of seeing Mr. Dow’s films. The pricing has changed to $15 […]
Mr. and Mrs. Dow began renting different cottages in Northern Michigan very early in their marriage. Eventually they would buy and renovate a cottage in Cottage Grove Association on the north side of Higgins Lake. It is here that they made many life-long friendships and connections. One of the couples, Peters (Pat) and Martha Oppermann […]
All camps include access to special areas of the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio not included on regular tours.
Midland Center For the Arts Facebook LIVE Friday April 10, 2020 2pm Happy Birthday Alden B. Dow: Philosopher and Innovator Alden B. Dow sought to create quality in all that he did. To obtain quality, he questioned, challenged and tested the world in a positive and constructive manner with Honesty, Humility and Enthusiasm. These three […]
The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio will be hosting a Summer Writing Studio for students in grades 6–12. The program runs from 10 am to 12 pm, on the following dates: Thursday, June 25th Thursday, July 16th Thursday, July 30th Thursday, August 13th Sessions include a snack, and writing time in this inspiring National […]
Kalamazoo Valley was just one of a large number of educational projects planned and designed by Mr. Dow during the 1960’s.
On display are drawings and photographs of the unusual beehive light and sound tower of the Roscommon Congregational Church, the Art Deco lamp posts of the original Midland Country Club, the Jenga-like tower of Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and more.
Located in the hub of Port Huron’s downtown, the Henry McMorran Memorial Auditorium was designed by Alden B. Dow in 1956, followed by the Sports Arena in 1957. The Theatre has 1157 seats and features a stage curtain designed by Mr. Dow and similar to the one found in the Game Room of the Home […]
In addition to housing the drawings, project files, photographs and other materials that document the architecture of Alden B. Dow, the Archives also contain a number of rare art and architecture books and print collections that were acquired by Mr. Dow over the years. One of the most unusual and beautiful publications is entitled Decoration […]
Now through the end of February, visitors to the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio will have the opportunity to view an extensive selection of rarely-seen original sketches and small drawings on display in the Second Drafting Room. From a very early age, Alden B. Dow was always drawing, his sister Dorothy Dow Arbury recalled. […]