Chris Scoates Announces Departure from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 29, 2018 — Cranbrook Educational Community announced today that Chris Scoates has resigned as Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum. Scoates will stay at the Academy through the end of the academic year, after which time he will begin a new position as Director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. His last day at the Academy will be June 30.
“Chris has overseen the Academy during a particularly challenging time […]
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., Feb. 21, 2018– The Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors and Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art, announced today that Emmy Bright (Print Media ’16) and Cooper Holoweski have been named Artists-in-Residence for the Academy’s Print Media Department.
Bright is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, having received her MFA degree in Print Media in 2016. She is an artist working in drawing, print and social practice. Her work investigates subjectivity and desire through the lenses of comedy, art history, pop […]
(L) Shiya Wu (R) Sam Panter
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., February 15, 2018 — Graphic Design USA magazine recently published its annual guide of “Top Students to Watch,” which features current 2D students Shiya Wu (2D Design ’18) and Sam Panter (2D Design ’19).
Each year the publication selects emerging artists from schools of art and design across the country that have “found personal and professional growth through their programs.”
Read the full story here.
See the work of Wu and more than 70 graduating students at our 2018 Graduate […]
It is with heavy hearts that Cranbrook mourns the loss of Julia Reyes Taubman, a staunch supporter of the arts and a member of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum Board of Governors since 2003.
In addition to her support of Cranbrook, Taubman was a founder and Board Chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). She was also an accomplished photographer, publishing the book “Detroit: 138 Square Miles” in 2012, featuring photos of the blight and beauty of Detroit. As Elmore Leonard wrote in the forward, “In Julia’s […]
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., January 23, 2018 – Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that Warren Newton Seelig (Fiber ’74) was named a 2018 United States Artist Fellow. Spread across the disciplines of Architecture & Design, Craft, Dance, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts, Visual Art, and Writing, each USA Fellow receives an unrestricted $50,000 cash award. This year, 45 Fellows were selected from a diverse peer-nominated pool of more than 500 applicants.
Seelig becomes the 12th Academy graduate to receive a United States Artist Fellowship since the program was launched in 2006.
“I could not be […]
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., January 22, 2018 – Cranbrook Academy of Art announces its slate of public lectures for the spring semester. The series is a critical and idiosyncratic look into the conversations and inquiry that drive the Academy’s 10 departments of art, architecture and design. The Academy’s open structure allows for a responsive approach to curating its lecture series so that the conversations on campus are timely and reflect urgent issues in each respective field.
All lectures are open to the public and held in Cranbrook Art Museum’s deSalle Auditorium. Admission […]
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Sept. 25, 2017 – The public lecture series at Cranbrook Academy of Art is a critical and idiosyncratic look into the conversations and inquiry that drive the Academy’s 10 departments of art, architecture and design. The Academy’s open structure allows for a responsive approach to curating its lecture series so that the conversations on campus are timely and reflect urgent issues in each respective field. The Academy’s open pedagogy means between 30 and 50 visiting artists, designers, curators and thinkers are bringing their research to the Academy’s studios […]
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., August 29, 2017 – Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors, announced today that Danielle Dean has been named the Artist-in-Residence for the Academy’s Photography department. Dean replaces Liz Cohen, who left the Academy in the spring.
Dean is an Alabama-born, part-Nigerian, London-raised visual artist. She comes to Cranbrook after teaching at Rice University in Houston and the California Institute of Arts.
She has been a visiting artist here at Cranbrook, […]
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., June 26, 2017 – Cranbrook Academy of Art announced today that Jennifer Gilbert has been named the new Chair of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum Board of Governors. She will begin her term on July 1, 2017. At the same time, Gilbert will also become a member of the Board of Trustees for Cranbrook Educational Community.
Gilbert succeeds Allan Rothfeder, who has served as Chair of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum Board of Governors since July 1, 2016. Rothfeder will continue to serve as a […]