September 22, 2017

Fall 2017 public lecture series

Cranbrook Academy of Art

View of Sonnenzimmer, Greige Fabrik, Vebikus Kunsthalle Schaffhausen 2016.

The Public Lecture series at Cranbrook Academy of Art is a critical and idiosyncratic look into the conversations and inquiry that drives the 10 departments in Art, Architecture and Design. Our open structure allows for a responsive approach to curating our lecture series so that the conversations on campus are timely and reflect urgent issues in our fields. Our open pedagogy means between 30 and 50 visiting artists, designers, curators and thinkers are bringing their research to our studios and impacting the practices of this community.

September 29, 4pm: David Crabb
October 5, 5pm: Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil
October 7, 1pm: Shelley Selim and a film screening of Columbus
October 10, 6pm: Heather Davis, Fall Critical Studies and Humanities Fellow
October 18, 6pm: Michael Kokora
October 20, 6pm: Sonnenzimmer
October 22, 1–5pm: "Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape" symposium
October 27, 6pm: Angela Ellsworth
November 3, 6pm: Victor De La Rosa
November 6, 6pm: Tanya Aguiñiga
November 7, 6pm: Heather Davis
November 9, 6pm: Matt Hutchinson
November 20, 4pm: Xandra Ibarra

For more information about each lecture, visit our website.

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

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