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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., 02/21/2019
E.g., 02/21/2019
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

EDWARD J. OLSZEWSKI LECTURE IN RENAISSANCE ART
Touching on several works in the CMA’s collection, this talk explores some of the myriad and evolving ways that battle was represented in printed imagery in the late 15th and 16th centuries, ranging from allegory to history, propaganda to news.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., March 5, 2019, 12:00 pm
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery | Gallery 230

Explore how artists from 1885 to the present have used postproduction techniques to manipulate the “truth” in figurative studies and portraits. Free; no registration required.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery | Gallery 230

Join museum educator Stephanie Foster for a close look at photographs in Beyond Truth: Photography after the Shutter and discover the ways in which a photo may have been manipulated to present an alternate truth.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:00 pm
Recital Hall

Christopher Pekoc, whose work is on view in Beyond Truth: Photography after the Shutter, discusses the means and meaning of altering photographic “truths” in his distinctive photo-based assemblages and in the works of other artists in the exhibition.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

Enjoy a guided tour of a new site-specific installation featuring an array of vibrantly colored and densely textured figurative sculptures, masks, and costumes informed by the artist’s experience of Mexican cultural traditions. Limit 25. Free; registration required.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

Enjoy a guided tour of a new site-specific installation featuring an array of vibrantly colored and densely textured figurative sculptures, masks, and costumes informed by the artist’s experience of Mexican cultural traditions. Limit 25. Free; registration required.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

Enjoy a guided tour of a new site-specific installation featuring an array of vibrantly colored and densely textured figurative sculptures, masks, and costumes informed by the artist’s experience of Mexican cultural traditions. Limit 25. Free; registration required.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

Enjoy a guided tour of a new site-specific installation featuring an array of vibrantly colored and densely textured figurative sculptures, masks, and costumes informed by the artist’s experience of Mexican cultural traditions. Limit 25. Free; registration required.

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