September 21, 2015

2015 [FALL] Edition lecture series

Cranbrook Academy of Art
View of Matthew Ronay, Organ/Organelle, 2014. Marc Foxx, Los Angeles. Photo: Matthew Ronay. Courtesy the artist.

In its seventh season, the [FALL] Edition lecture series at Cranbrook Academy of Art offers unique opportunities to explore and discuss contemporary creative practices. Given that the Academy is not bound by a formulaic educational structure, all types of thinkers—artists, designers, philosophers, activists, historians, scientists, writers and many others—are invited to present ways to link ones studio practice with larger and diverse communities, both national and international.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Artist-in-Residence Lectures
September 28, 3pm
Anders Ruhwald, Scott Klinker, Jane Lackey

September 29, 3pm
Bill Massie, Liz Cohen, Randy Bolton, Iris Eichenberg

September 30, 3pm
Beverly Fishman, Heather McGill, Elliott Earls

October 6, 6pm
“Participatory Media: Theory and History”
Laura McGough, 2015-2016 Critical Studies Fellow
Sponsored by the Critical Studies Program

October 7, 6pm
“A Frightful Leap into Darkness: Auto-Destructive Art and Extinction”
Jack Halberstam
Sponsored by Gaybrook and the Dean’s Office

October 13, 6pm
“Cranbrook Academy of Art Artist-in-Residence Sabbatical Talks”
Heather McGill, Scott Klinker, Randy Bolton

October 27, 6pm
“An Evening with Jennifer Navva Milliken”
Jennifer Navva Milliken, Curator of Craft, Bellevue Arts Museum
Sponsored by the Metalsmithing Department

November 3, 6pm
“Digital Feelings: Participatory Media as Emotional Space”
Laura McGough, 2015–2016 Critical Studies Fellow
Sponsored by the Critical Studies Program

November 8, 4pm
“Harry Bertoia: The Legacy of an Icon”
Shelley Selim, Jeanne and Ralph Graham Assistant Curator at Cranbrook Art Museum, and Glenn Adamson, Nanette L. Laitman Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Sponsored by Cranbrook Art Museum

November 10, 6pm
“An Evening with Kate Clark”
Kate Clark, sculptor
Sponsored by the Sculpture Department

November 14, 2pm
“Abstruse Accoutrements”
Rubens Ghenov, Assistant Professor of Painting, University of Tennessee Knoxville School of Art
Sponsored by the Studio Council

November 17, 6pm
“An Evening with Abigail Anne Newbold”
Abigail Newbold, artist
Sponsored by the Fiber Department

November 30, 6pm
“Selected Conjuring Techniques”
Matthew Ronay, artist
Sponsored by the Ceramics Department

December 8, 6pm
“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”
Lola Brooks, artist and metalsmith
Sponsored by the Critical Studies and Humanities Program

All lectures are held in Cranbrook Art Museum’s deSalle Auditorium, free to ArtMembers and students with identification, and included with Museum admission for the general public. The Museum will remain open prior to each lecture. Parking is available in the Cranbrook Art Museum parking lot and in the parking deck next to the Institute of Science.


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.

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[FALL] Edition lecture series at Cranbrook Academy of Art

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