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.
Matt Morris, Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumni (Metalsmithing '04), Designer, and current contestant on "Ellen's Design Challenge".
Refining Landscapes is a window into her many sources of inspiration, her wide range of skills and tools, and the ongoing question – what can research and the creative “studio” look like?
Cranbrook alumna Vivian Beer (Metalsmithing ’04) is a furniture designer/maker based in New England, where her business, Vivian Beer Studio Works, is in its 10th year. Her sleek, abstracted metal and concrete furniture combines the aesthetic sensibilities of contemporary design, craft, and sculpture to create furniture that alters expectations of and interfaces with the domestic landscape. With a strong foundation in contemporary furniture design, her recent research into the history of American industry, architecture, and transportation—supported in part by a 2014 Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum—adds intellectual rigor and specificity to her work. She is currently a contestant on HGTV’s, “Ellen’s Design Challenge.”
Samantha Banks Schefman will lead a discussion with Augusta Morrison on Feminism’s place in the art world; and the community-friendly alternative spaces in Detroit where Feminists creators activate their voices.
Liz Cohen, Artist-in-Residence and Head of Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Eric Crosley, Artist and Poet
Laura McGough, 2015-2016 Critical Studies Fellow
Beverly Fishman, Artist-in-Residence and Head of Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Eva Feldman, Director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
Patrick Rock, artist and founder of ROCKBOXCONTEMPORARYFINEART
Curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Valerie Cassel Oliver
Senior Curator Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Lauren Fensterstock, Artist