Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces Fall 2016 Lecture Series

Visitors will consider the consequences of globalization on creative practice

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Sept. 13 , 2016 – Cranbrook Academy of Art announces its [FALL] Lecture Series, bringing speakers from around the world to campus to share insights and engage in conversations with Academy students and the general public. As an institution, the Academy is committed to emphasizing current trends in the field of contemporary art, design and architecture. This year, the Academy has asked its 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

Join the Academy’s celebrated Artists-in-Residence as they kick-off the academic year with a discussion about their studio practice.

September 19, 4pm Iris Eichenberg (Metalsmithing)
Heather McGill (Sculpture)
September 20, 4pm Mark Newport (Fiber)
Susan Goethel 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)

The Academy will also welcome visitors from across the country to explore and discuss contemporary creative practices while supporting innovative inquiry from the vantage point of artists, critics, and scholars.

October 4, 6pm Alpesh Patel, Cranbrook Academy of Art Fall Critical Studies Fellow
October 9, 1-4pm Free Radicals: A Symposium featuring 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.

For more information about each lecture, and to watch videos of archived lectures, please visit the Lecture Series Page.

Image: Bertjan Pot Workshop with 3D Design, 2014

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