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Adult Lectures

Check out the list below for upcoming lectures at the CMA. Interested in viewing past lectures? Visit the YouTube playlist here.

See also our annual lecture series.

E.g., 02/21/2018
E.g., 02/21/2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., February 21, 2018, 6:00 pm
  • Wed., April 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
Gallery 101

Join Curator Emily J. Peters as she discusses the motivations and techniques behind prints and drawings made by German Expressionists in the early 20th century on view in Graphic Discontent.

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Sun., January 21, 2018, 2:00 pm
  • Sun., February 25, 2018, 2:00 pm
  • Thu., March 22, 2018, 6:30 pm
Transformer Station

In each 30-minute session, explore select works in Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs through a series of questions that examine the connection between the state of America today and Schutz’s sculptures and paintings. Free; registration required. Maximum 15 people per session.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., February 27, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., March 20, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., April 24, 2018, 12:00 pm
Gallery 234

Associate Curator of European Art Cory Korkow explores how nature and history inspired this groundbreaking Victorian designer.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:30pm
  • Wed., February 28, 2018, 5:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium.

Join speaker Brian Rose as he discusses the recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, which have profoundly influenced scholars dealing with the art and material culture of antiquity.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., February 28, 2018, 6:00 pm
Special Exhibition Hall

Betsy Wieseman, Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500–800, explores the tricks and techniques artists used to produce compelling visual records of the major festivals, spectacles, and historic events of the 18th century.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Photo courtesy Lothar Ledderose
  • Sat., March 3, 2018, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Sometime between 560 and 580, Buddhist monks engraved the names of Buddhas and passages from their holy scriptures on the bare rock of mountains in present-day Shandong province in northeastern China. With this “land art,” they transformed their homeland into the realm of the Buddha. This lecture explores these monumental carvings, which are unique in world art.

Speaker: Lothar Ledderose, senior professor at Heidelberg University in Germany

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Tue., January 23, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., March 6, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., May 1, 2018, 12:00 pm
Gallery 101

Join Curator Emily J. Peters as she discusses the motivations and techniques behind prints and drawings made by German Expressionists in the early 20th century on view in Graphic Discontent.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Trevor Paglen
  • Wed., March 7, 2018, 6:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

In his lecture, Paglen will discuss his projects dealing with images, infrastructure, vertical geographies, artificial intelligence, and the changing nature and politics of landscape.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Thu., January 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
  • Fri., February 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Thu., March 8, 2018, 6:00 pm
Transformer Station

Curator of Contemporary Art Reto Thüring leads a tour of the exhibition, which features the artist’s newest works, many of which depict dystopic scenes of conflict and shame, commenting on the turbulent political atmosphere that followed in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., February 27, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., March 20, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., April 24, 2018, 12:00 pm
Gallery 234

Associate Curator of European Art Cory Korkow explores how nature and history inspired this groundbreaking Victorian designer.

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