2016 [SPRING] EDITION LECTURE SERIES
All lectures are held in Cranbrook Art Museum’s deSalle Auditorium and are free to ArtMembers and students with identification, and included with Museum admission for the general public. The Museum will remain open prior to each lecture. Parking is available in the Cranbrook Art Museum parking lot and in the parking deck next to the Institute of Science.
Valerie Cassel Oliver
Senior Curator Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Radical Presence: Black Artists and Contemporary Art presents an overview of my curatorial practice over the last decade. The presentation will highlight a series of exhibitions that have made visible the presence and impact of black artists working in a variety of media from abstract painting to film and video to performance art and beyond. Discussed in the lecture are the groundbreaking exhibitions “Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970,” (2005); “Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image,” (2009); “Benjamin Patterson: Born in the State of Flux/us,” (2010); and “Radical Presence: Black Artists in Performance,” (2012); among others.
Lauren Fensterstock, Artist
In an illustrated lecture, Lauren Fensterstock will share the motivations and research behind her recent work. Widely known for her intricately hand-cut paper installations, Fensterstock weaves together historical references spanning the Baroque, the Picturesque, Minimalism, and the decorative arts to explore the history of nature.
Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia
Andrew Blauvelt, Director, Cranbrook Art Museum
Join curator Andrew Blauvelt as he discusses the themes and issues surfaced in the exhibition, Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia.
Free with museum admission.