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Thursday, January 29, 6pm
Acts of Curiosity Exhibition and Performance Series:
Jack Craig and Jennifer Nelson

Exhibition opening within The Cranbrook Hall of Wonders by Detroit designer Jack Craig and a lecture on the history of the Wunderkammer by Jennifer Nelson, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan. Jennifer will deliver her lecture at 6pm in deSalle Auditorium, and Jack Craig will speak in the gallery about his work following the lecture. .

Friday, February 6, 2015
ArtMembers’ Opening Receptions:
MR. MDWST – A REAL GOOD TIME by BEVERLY FRE$H and
Acts of Curiosity Exhibition and Performance Series: Patrick Hill
6-8pm
Join us for the opening of a solo exhibition by CAA alum Zack Ostrowski aka BEVERLY FRE$H and the most recent addition within The Cranbrook Hall of Wonders by Detroit sculptor Patrick Hill.

6:30pm
“MR. MDWST” by BEVERLY FRE$H
“MR. MDWST” is a forty-minute performance created from documentation and field notes taken during phase one of “OUTSKIRTS,” an ongoing series of site-oriented performances to understand, reconfigure, and interrupt social constructs and cultural rituals of the rural Midwest. Building on the tradition of the “one man show,” “MR. MDWST,” aims to both entertain and challenge the audience by drawing from the field of oral tradition and exploring devices that allow cultural material to be transmitted such as songs, jokes, sayings and stories.

Memberships may be purchased at the front desk the evening of the event.

Sunday, February 8 (Museum Hours today: 11am – 6pm)

3pm:
Artist’s Lecture: BEVERLY FRE$H PRESENTS “WHATS ALL THIS?”
Using Power Point, a state-of-the-art presentation software designed especially for effective communication, Beverly Fre$h (Zack Ostrowski) will discusses his most recent work including “OUTSKIRTS” and “MR. MDWST.” These works expose audiences to new methods of examination, focusing on the peripheral elements of American culture and the often-marginalized context of the rural Midwest.

4pm:
Artist’s Lecture: Patrick Hill
Forming
Join us as Detroit-based artist Patrick Hill discusses his sculptural art practice in what Artforum critic Julia Dault describes as “a singular vision, steeped in surfer psychology and graced with a talent for integrating broader cultural and art-historical allusions.” Furthermore, he will speak about his context-specific sculptural work created for The Cranbrook Hall of Wonders.

5pm:
Encore performance of “MR MDWST” by Beverly Fre$h
“MR. MDWST” is a forty-minute performance created from documentation and field notes taken during phase one of “OUTSKIRTS,” an ongoing series of site-oriented performances to understand, reconfigure, and interrupt social constructs and cultural rituals of the rural Midwest. Building on the tradition of the “one man show,” “MR. MDWST,” aims to both entertain and challenge the audience by drawing from the field of oral tradition and exploring devices that allow cultural material to be transmitted such as songs, jokes, sayings and stories.

The Museum closes at 6pm today.

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Ann Arbor Film Festival
2-4pm

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 A and B.

See the full program here.

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
12:30pm-1:30pm

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
2-4pm
deSalle Auditorium
A second showing of the films detailed in our February 22 event listing.

See the full program here.

4:30-5pm
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
6pm

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.

7pm
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
6-8pm
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.

6pm
Lecture by Celia Bertoia

7-8pm
Exhibition opening

Saturday, April 18
ArtMembers’ Opening Reception: The Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art
6-8pm

Saturday, April 25
STUDIO

Sunday, April 26
OPEN(STUDIOS)


 

 

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