Center lectures bring to campus engaging speakers whose topics illuminate Cranbrook's history and enduring legacy.
"Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy" Book Launch and Talk
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 3:00pm
Celebrate the official book launch of Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy at this free lecture and conversation with the author Brian Conway and photographer James Haefner, followed by a reception and book signing.
Monday Evenings, January 29 - March 5, 2018 | 6:30pm
Join the Cranbrook for Collections and Research Collections Fellow Kevin Adkisson in this six-week lecture series on the history of American architecture. Using Cranbrook and Detroit as a microcosm of larger developments in American architecture, this series will introduce ways of seeing and understanding the built environment.
"Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy" Book Talk
Sunday, November 12, 2017
In her talk at Cranbrook House, Molly McClain will bring to life an extraordinary woman, Ellen Browning Scripps, who played a vital role in the history of women, California, the American West -- and the story of the Scripps and Booth families in Michigan.
The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter
Inaugural Bauder Lecture
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Best-selling author and journalist David Sax lectured about his book, The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, which examines the demand for tangible media and handmade objects in the wake of the digital revolution.