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Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces Its Fall 2017 Lecture Series

September 25th, 2017

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 and impacting the practices of its community.

All lectures are open to the public and held in Cranbrook Art Museum’s deSalle Auditorium. Admission is free to ArtMembers and students with identification, and included with Museum admission for the general public. See full lecture descriptions here.

September 29, 4pm
David Crabb (Photography ’99), author, performer, storyteller and host of The Moth

October 5, 5pm 
Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil, filmmakers

October 7, 1pm 
Film Screening: Columbus, with introduction by Shelley Selim, Associate Curator of Design and Decorative Arts at Indianapolis Museum of Art

October 10, 6pm 
Heather Davis, 2017 Fall Critical Studies and Humanities Fellow

October 18, 6pm 
Michael Kokora, architect and partner at OBJECT TERRITORIES

October 20, 6pm
Sonnenzimmer, the collaborative practice of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi

October 22, 1-5pm 
Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape Symposium, featuring curator Jennifer Scanlan and visiting 3D Designer-in-Residence Vivian Beer

October 27, 6pm 
Angela Ellsworth, multidisciplinary artist

November 3, 6pm
Victor De La Rosa, fiber artist

November 6, 6pm
Tanya Aguiñiga, artist/designer/craftsperson

November 7, 6pm 
Heather Davis, 2017 Fall Critical Studies and Humanities Fellow

November 9, 6pm 
Matt Hutchinson, architect

November 20, 4pm
Xandra Ibarra, performance artist