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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., 11/15/2018
E.g., 11/15/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Fri., November 16, 2018, 7:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Transformer Station

Lebanese-born American photographer Rania Matar uses portraits to examine female identity from adolescence to middle age, looking for the underlying similarities across cultures to find the beauty in our shared humanity.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat., November 17, 2018, 2:00 pm
Recital Hall

The CMA's curator of African art, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, presents “African Art: Old Idioms / New Forms in Our Fashion.” He aims to expand understanding of the arts of Africa through landmark acquisitions and innovative exhibition strategies that link historical, modern, and contemporary African arts.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sun., November 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
Recital Hall

On view for the first time in North America, the recently restored Valois Tapestries, a unique set of 16th-century hangings, are unveiled at the CMA.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., November 28, 2018, 6:00 pm
  • Wed., January 16, 2019, 6:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Special Exhibition Hall

These sessions offer a guided look at a work of art to mine for richer meaning, explore ideas, and discover overlooked details.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Fri., December 7, 2018, 11:00 am
  • Fri., December 7, 2018, 2:00 pm
Recital Hall

Friday, December 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
“Learning to Draw in Renaissance Florence,” by Julian Brooks, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Drawings, J. Paul Getty Museum

Friday, December 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
“Il Disegno di Michel Angelo? Tintoretto Drawings after Michelangelo’s Sculpture,” by John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Head of the Department of Drawings and Prints, Morgan Library & Museum

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Fri., December 7, 2018, 11:00 am
  • Fri., December 7, 2018, 2:00 pm
Recital Hall

Friday, December 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
“Learning to Draw in Renaissance Florence,” by Julian Brooks, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Drawings, J. Paul Getty Museum

Friday, December 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
“Il Disegno di Michel Angelo? Tintoretto Drawings after Michelangelo’s Sculpture,” by John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Head of the Department of Drawings and Prints, Morgan Library & Museum

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Fri., December 7, 2018, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

This presentation explores paintings of Muhammad produced in Persian and Turkish lands from the 1300s to the modern day. Ranging from veristic to abstract, these images represent Muhammad’s individual traits, primordial luminosity, and veiled essence.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., December 12, 2018, 6:00 pm
Recital Hall

Speakers: Elina Gertsman and Barbara Rosenwein

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
  • Tue., November 13, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., January 15, 2019, 12:00 pm
Gallery 230

Tuesday, November 13, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., November 28, 2018, 6:00 pm
  • Wed., January 16, 2019, 6:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Special Exhibition Hall

These sessions offer a guided look at a work of art to mine for richer meaning, explore ideas, and discover overlooked details.

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