Sunday, March 1

Come for one event, or come for them all! This is a full day of events, performances and film screenings.

AFTER LAUGHTER Presented by BEVERLY FRE$H, Featuring Lynne West

Wainger Gallery
Beverly Fre$h presents “AFTER LAUGHTER” a guided session in Laughter Yoga (Hasyayoga) conducted by certified Laughter Yoga Leader Lynne West “The Mistress of Mirth.” This afternoon workshop will explore the various methods and benefits of prolonged voluntary laughter. There will be no complicated poses, just laughter and a real good time. Comfortable clothing and yoga mat suggested.

Ann Arbor Film Festival
deSalle Auditorium
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works. Cranbrook Art Museum will serve as a venue for the tour this year, showing 18 of the short films, featuring award-winning and selected new work. Cranbrook Art Museum will show Digital Program B on March 1st.

See the Digital Program B film details here.

LANGUAGE IS A HOUSE Presented by BEVERLY FRE$H, Featuring Bry’n Lambert
Wainger Gallery

“LANGUAGE IS A HOUSE,” is an inspirational keynote presentation that wanders the unsteady ground between nightmare and ecstasy. Inspired by Heidegger’s claim that “language is a house in which man dwells,” this program demonstrates how language calls together our basic exigencies and builds a place for us to reside. In this presentation, Beverly Fresh will introduce Bry’n Lambert, a former reporter who has reinvented himself as a visionary real estate agent. Bry’n will talk the audience down his path of reinvention and present some of his latest concepts. This event is open to the public – real estate agents, architects, contractors and interior designers are especially encouraged to attend.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Artist’s Talk: Adam Lee Miller
Detroit based artist/musician Adam Lee Miller and Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, Laura Mott, will share their thoughts regarding the themes of the exhibition Theater of the Mind in an informal gallery discussion.  The talk will take place in front of Miller’s painting and drawings in the museum’s main gallery.

Acts of Curiosity Exhibition and Performance Series:
Biba Bell with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

As the final performance of the Acts of Curiosity, Detroit-based dancer/choreographer Biba Bell with New York musician Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe will present a new collaborative performance in Hartmann Gallery. Their performance will be in response to the question: How can the notion of collecting in The Cranbrook Hall of Wonders be explored through movement?

Friday, March 13
ArtMembers’ Opening: Bent, Cast and Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition that establishes Bertoia as a pioneer of the American Studio Jewelry movement and a master of elevating fashionable adornment to objet l’art. Memberships may be purchased at the front desk the evening of the event.

Lecture by Celia Bertoia
The J. Robert F. Swanson Lecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art:
"A Look at Harry Bertoia's Jewelry and Work"

Celia Bertoia is the youngest daughter of Harry Bertoia as well as the Director of the HarryBertoia Foundation. She is the author of The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia, to be released March 28, 2015. She lectures throughout the country on Bertoia, often in conjunction with Bertoia exhibitions or midcentury modern events. Her passion is to further the legacy of her father. This lecture will explore how the early Bertoia jewelry paved the way for his later monumental sculptures, plus give insight into how it was growing up with an innovative genius of an artist.

Exhibition opening

Saturday, April 18
ArtMembers’ Opening Reception: The Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art

Saturday, April 25

Sunday, April 26

Special Events