Press Release Year Archives: Press Release 2014

Ed Fella to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., November 5, 2014 — Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that it will confer its Distinguished Alumni Award on California-based graphic designer Ed Fella (Design ’87) at his upcoming lecture at the Academy on November 9.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the Academy and recognizes graduates who have demonstrated creativity, innovation, leadership, and vision through their contributions to the practices of architecture, art, and design, as well as to Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Ed Fella attended Cranbrook Academy of Art after spending three […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces the 2014 [FALL] Edition Lecture Series

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Sept. 15, 2014 — In its sixth season, the [FALL] Edition Lecture Series at Cranbrook Academy of Art kicks off today, offering a unique opportunity to discuss a variety of contemporary creative practices. All lectures are structured to explore all forms of innovative inquiry from the vantage point of artists, critics, and scholars.
Lectures are held in Cranbrook Art Museum’s deSalle Auditorium and are free to ArtMembers and students with identification. For the general public, they are included with Museum admission. The Museum galleries will be open prior to […]

Joseph J. Tanke Appointed Fall Critical Studies and Humanities Fellow

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Aug. 25, 2014 – Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce the appointment of University of Hawaii, Manoa, Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Philosophy, Joseph J. Tanke, as the Critical Studies and Humanities Fellow for the fall semester of 2014.
Tanke has published and lectured extensively on issues in aesthetics, art theory, continental philosophy, and the history of philosophy. He is the author of Foucault’s Philosophy of Art: A Genealogy of Modernity (Continuum, 2009), and Jacques Rancière: An Introduction—Philosophy, Politics, Aesthetics (Continuum, 2011). Dr. Tanke […]

Christopher Scoates Named Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., July 28, 2014 – The Cranbrook Educational Community Board of Trustees announced today that after a comprehensive one-year search, Christopher Scoates has been named Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum. He begins his tenure August 1.
Scoates is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, having received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography in 1986. Most recently he served as Director of the University Art Museum at California State University Long Beach, a position he has held since 2005. Scoates succeeds Reed Kroloff, who is stepping down after […]

Three Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduates Receive Fulbright Grants

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., June 12, 2014 — Cranbrook Academy of Art announces that three recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grants. This brings the total number of Academy students who have received grants over the past 11 years to 25 – making the Academy, per capita, the highest producer of student Fulbright scholars in the United States. The Academy also continues to be named one of the Fulbright program’s “Top Producing Institutions” by the Institute for International Education.
This year’s recipients include:

Cranbrook Academy of Art Students Receive More Than $100,000 in Awards

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., May 9, 2014 — On the eve of its 2014 commencement ceremonies, Cranbrook Academy of Art celebrated another year of outstanding work by its faculty and graduate students at its annual Academy Awards Night on May 8.
Before a gathering of more than 200 students, families, friends and donors in deSalle auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum, the Academy conferred more than $100,000 in fellowships, grants, awards and scholarships, including nine distinguished awards for artistic excellence. The awards are designed to support study at the Academy and to aid 2014 graduates in the transition from student […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award Finalists

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., April 28, 2014 — Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award.
The award is part of Cranbrook’s long-standing partnership with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and represents the company’s commitment to both the Academy and art and design education worldwide.
This year’s Emerging Artist will be selected from among the 10 finalists and will be offered a two-month stay in Berlin from July 1 to August 31, 2014. The […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Presents The J. Robert F. Swanson Lectures: David Adjaye and Gregg Pasquarelli

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., April 22, 2014 – Cranbrook Academy of Art welcomes two leading figures in the world of architecture for the J. Robert F. Swanson Lecture Series.
The first speaker is David Adjaye, OBE, one of the leading architects of his generation, who will join us on April 25 at 4pm.
Adjaye is the founder of architectural firm Adjaye Associates, which has offices in London, Berlin, New York, Accra and Shanghai. The firm holds commissions for projects around the world, including the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo (2005),  the Moscow School of Management Skolkov (2010), […]

Cranbrook Opens Its Doors to Showcase Graduate Work and Work Spaces

2014 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art and OPEN(STUDIOS)
Art Sale + Community Day Return

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., March 27, 2014 – The 2014 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art opens to the public on April 22, and will showcase work from the next generation of architects, artists and designers who are shaping the future of art and design. The exhibition features pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of 75 graduates. The exhibition […]

Bertjan Pot Visits Cranbrook Academy of Art

Presents the 2014 Knoll Lecture in Design

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., March 7, 2014 – On March 11 at 6pm, Cranbrook Academy of Art welcomes internationally-renowned designer Bertjan Pot for this year’s Knoll Lecture in Design.
Now in its tenth year, the Knoll Lecture in Design was established by Knoll, the residential furnishings company founded by Academy graduate Florence Schust and her husband Hans Knoll. Each year, the endowed Knoll Lecture Fund brings to the Cranbrook campus the world’s most distinguished and innovative […]