Free Radicals: A Symposium

Free Radicals: A Symposium

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sun, 10/09/2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC

Location
Cranbrook Art Museum deSalle Auditorium
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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Blue crate sits in white-walled exhibit room

Free Radicals: A Symposium

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sun, 10/09/2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC

Location
Cranbrook Art Museum deSalle Auditorium
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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Free with museum admission
Please join us as we explore the ideas and ideals of a radical counterculture as part of the exhibition, Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia. Presentations will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session.

Speakers include:

Andrew Blauvelt, curator of the exhibition and Director of the Cranbrook Art Museum, will explore the concept of aesthetic radicalism as embodied in the exhibition.

Esther Choi writes about the intersections between architecture and the visual arts. A contributor to the exhibition catalogue, in which she discussed the inflatable architectural experiments of Haus-Rucker-Co.

Lorraine Wild, designer, educator, historian, Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate, and catalogue essayist will address the agency and urgency of experimental graphic design and alternative publishing of the counterculture.

Richard Newman and Liza Bielby of The Hinterlands, Detroit-based artists who will discuss their critically acclaimed performance, “The Radicalization Process,” a theatrical work that mines the countercultural period of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Cranbrook Art Museum's Lower Level Galleries are open. Enjoy Pay-As-You-Wish Admission through October 29.