September 15, 2016

2016 [FALL] Lecture Series

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Masks by Cranbrook Academy of Art’s 3D Design Department. 2014 Bertjan Pot workshop.

Cranbrook Academy of Art is a living system. Our ecology is dynamic and doesn’t follow a distinct path or linear course, and change can come rapidly or it can be seeded slowly. Our permeable pedagogy means we can be responsive to what is happening in the fields of contemporary art, design, and architecture. In its eighth season, the [FALL] Lecture Series at Cranbrook Academy of Art asks our visitors to consider the consequences of globalization on creative practice and social engagement—from issues of cultural homogenization to the politicized body to neo-liberalism—and question how pressure for global cultures and multiple identities fuels the communication of ideas.

Lectures include:

Cranbrook Academy of Art Artist-in-Residence Lectures
September 19, 4pm: Iris Eichenberg (Metalsmithing) + Heather McGill (Sculpture)
September 20, 4pm: Mark Newport (Fiber) + Susan Campbell (Print Media, Visiting Artist)
September 21, 4pm: Scott Klinker (3D Design) + John Corso (Painting, Visiting Artist)
September 26, 4pm: Elliott Earls (2D Design) + Bill Massie (Architecture)
September 27, 4pm: Anders Ruhwald (Ceramics) + Patrick Rock (Photography, Visiting Artist)

October 4, 6pm
Alpesh Patel, Cranbrook Academy of Art Fall Critical Studies Fellow

October 9, 1–4pm
“Free Radicals: A Symposium” 
featuring speakers Andrew Blauvelt Esther Choi, Richard Newman + Liza Bielby, and Lorraine Wild

October 26, 6pm
Steven Haulenbeek, Chicago-based industrial designer and artist

November 7, 6pm
Alpesh Patel, Cranbrook Academy of Art Fall Critical Studies Fellow

November 10, 6pm
Ebony G. Patterson, mixed-media artist

All lectures are held in Cranbrook Art Museum’s deSalle Auditorium and are free to ArtMembers and students with identification, and included with Museum admission for the general public. Cranbrook Art Museum is located at 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


Cranbrook Academy of Art
Cranbrook Academy of Art is the country’s top ranked, graduate-only program in architecture, design and fine art. Each year, just 75 students are invited to study and live on our landmark Saarinen-designed campus, which features private studios, state-of-the art workshops, a renowned Art Museum, and 300 acres of forests, lakes, and streams, all a short drive from the red-hot art, design, and music scene of Detroit. The focus at Cranbrook is on studio practice in one of ten disciplines: Architecture, 2D and 3D Design, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture. The program is anchored by celebrated Artists- and Designers-in-Residence, one for each discipline, all of whom live and practice on campus alongside our students. For more information, visit us at


2016 [FALL] Lecture Series at Cranbrook Academy of Art

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