“Modern Craft: What’s Next?”
Sunday, September 14 at 4:00 pm, deSalle
A closing lecture and book signing by Glenn Adamson, of the Victoria & Albert Museum
“Join (Cranbrook) for the grand finale to mark the close of the critically acclaimed summer exhibitions with a lecture by Glenn Adamson, Deputy Head of Research and Head of Graduate Studies at the Victoria & Albert Museum, who will discuss craft’s role in a variety of disciplines, including architecture, design, contemporary art, and the crafts. Adamson has lectured and written extensively on craft, most recently in his book entitled Thinking through Craft, which is an engaging introduction to the way that artists working in all media think about craft. Dispensing with clichéd arguments that craft is art, Adamson persuasively has made a case for defining craft in a more nuanced fashion.
The lecture is co-sponsored by Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Academy of Art’s departments of Ceramics and Fiber.”