When: Sat., July 22, 1-4 p.m.
Cranbrook will feature the one-day symposium “Uncovering the Fantasy and Magic of Alexander Girard.” This fascinating examination of Girard will feature historian Deborah Kawsky who will introduce us to Girard’s Detroit days—from his modern design shop in Grosse Pointe to the architecture of his lesser-known residences. Curbed’s national architecture critic Alexandra Lange will discuss Girard’s uncanny ability to bring structure to seemingly disparate things, from found artifacts to city streetscapes. And curator Monica Obniski of the Milwaukee Art Museum will look at Girard’s prescient collection and use of folk art as an inspiration and antidote to modern design.
Price: Free for ArtMembers or gallery admission