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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., 01/20/2019
E.g., 01/20/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., January 30, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Wed., February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., April 23, 2019, 12:00 pm
Focus Gallery

American artist Charles Burchfield used the landscape of northeast Ohio to express universal emotions and moods. He experimented avidly with watercolor in both his hometown Salem and Cleveland, where he attended the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sat., February 2, 2019, 3:00 pm
Recital Hall

Raúl de Nieves: Fina is the first solo museum presentation by Mexican American multimedia artist Raúl de Nieves.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sun., February 3, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Georgia O’Keeffe’s sartorial style became an intimate part of her artistic identity. She dressed like she painted, highly valuing abstraction, simplicity, and seriality. In this lecture, art historian Wanda M.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat., February 16, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Carmen Winant is a writer and visual artist who explores representations of women through collage, mixed media, and installation. She is the Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Studio Art at Ohio State University.

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Fri., February 22, 2019, 7:00 pm
Ames Family Atrium

Black: a word, a color, a state, a racial identity, a cultural identity.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., January 30, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Wed., February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., April 23, 2019, 12:00 pm
Focus Gallery

American artist Charles Burchfield used the landscape of northeast Ohio to express universal emotions and moods. He experimented avidly with watercolor in both his hometown Salem and Cleveland, where he attended the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art.

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

Military conflict is one of the most commonly depicted subjects in Renaissance prints—which is hardly surprising, given that this was a time of near-constant warfare.

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Fri., April 12, 2019, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

JULIUS FUND LECTURE IN RENAISSANCE ART
This lecture explores the subtle art of nature during the era of Rembrandt and Vermeer through a discussion of gardens, collections, paintings, and luxury objects.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sun., April 14, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

The spectacular Buddhist caves of Dunhuang, on the Silk Road in the Gobi Desert in northwest China, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This lecture presents the sites’ sculptures and wall paintings, among the finest and earliest examples of Buddhist art in China.

Speaker: Mimi Gardner Gates, Director Emerita, Seattle Art Museum

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Wed., January 30, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Wed., February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., April 23, 2019, 12:00 pm
Focus Gallery

American artist Charles Burchfield used the landscape of northeast Ohio to express universal emotions and moods. He experimented avidly with watercolor in both his hometown Salem and Cleveland, where he attended the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art.

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