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Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces Its 2018 [FALL] Lecture Series

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Sept. 26, 2018 – 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 11 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 […]

Susan R. Ewing Named Interim Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., August 9, 2018 — Dominic DiMarco, President of Cranbrook Educational Community, announced today that Susan R. Ewing has been named Interim Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art. An internationally recognized metalsmith, professor, and administrator, she brings decades of experience to Cranbrook.
“Susan is a perfect fit for Cranbrook Academy of Art at this time,” said Dominic DiMarco, President of Cranbrook Educational Community. “She has a strong background as an accomplished studio artist and educator, and I am confident that she will collaborate with and guide the Artists-in-Residence and mentor […]

Chen Li Receives the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award for Michigan

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 11, 2018 -– Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that Chen Li (3D Design ’18) has been awarded the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award for Michigan. This is the thirteenth year that Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has given an Academy graduate the award. 
Li was selected from among 10 finalists, one from each department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is a 2018 graduate of the 3D Design department.
The Emerging Artist Award is part of Cranbrook’s 18-year partnership with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC, […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Students Receive More Than $250,000 in Awards

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 11, 2018 — On the eve of its 2018 commencement ceremonies, Cranbrook Academy of Art celebrated another year of outstanding work by its graduate students at its annual Academy Awards Night on May 10.
Before a gathering of more than 200 students, families, friends and donors in deSalle auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum, the Academy distributed more than $250,000 in fellowships, grants, awards, and scholarships. The awards are designed to support study at the Academy and to aid 2018 graduates in the transition from student to practicing artist.
Chen Li, a 2018 graduate of […]

John Berry Named Acting Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 9, 2018 — Dominic DiMarco, President of Cranbrook Educational Community, in concurrence with the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum Board of Governors, announced today that John Berry has been named Acting Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art.
In April, current Director Christopher Scoates announced that he would be leaving the Academy in June to accept the position of Director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Scoates has served as Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art since August of 2014.
Berry will hold the […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces Carla Diana Will Lead New 4D Design Department

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 7, 2018 — Cranbrook Academy of Art today announced that Carla Diana has been named Designer-in-Residence and will oversee the Academy’s new 4D Design program.
4D Design will be the first new department introduced at the Academy since the Photography program was created in 1971. Since its inception, Cranbrook Academy of Art has been a leader in innovation and experimentation in the fields of art, design and architecture. The new 4D Design program will build upon that legacy by adding a program that addresses the role design plays […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Names a New Architect- and Artist-in-Residence

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., April 27, 2018— The Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors and Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, announced today that the institution has named a new Architect- and Artist-in-Residence. Gretchen Wilkins has been named the new Architect-in-Residence and Head of the Architecture Department and Rebecca Ripple has been named Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Sculpture Department.

Gretchen Wilkins, Architect-in-Residence
Gretchen Wilkins has been named the Academy’s ninth Architect-in-Residence and Head of the Architecture Department. She is currently […]

Chris Scoates Announces Departure from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum

 
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 […]

Emmy Bright and Cooper Holoweski Named Print Media Artists-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art

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 […]

Shiya Wu and Sam Panter Named “Top Students to Watch”

(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 […]

Cranbrook Mourns the Passing of Julia Reyes Taubman

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 […]

Warren Newton Seelig Named a USA Fellow

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 […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces Its Spring 2018 Lecture Series

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 […]

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