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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.

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E.g., 2017-12-14
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Sat., December 16, 2017, 10:30 am

The Jazz Age features all that glitters and shines in the 1920s. The restless desire for new fashions, new technologies, and new ways of understanding “the good life” permeates these visions, but what we cannot immediately see are the other ways in which the 1920s roared.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Wed., December 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

This program will focus on the evolution and style of popular sheet music, which represented a mix of music, design, literature, and photographs of Jazz Age artists and bands. Daniel Goldmark, professor and director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at CWRU, will share vintage sheet music, talk about the novelty, humor, and risqué nature of popular tunes of the era, and share period recordings.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Tue., December 26, 2017, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., January 2, 2018, 12:00 pm

Join curator Sonya Rhie Mace for two talks in the Smith Gallery relating to the special exhibition Beyond Angkor: Cambodian Sculpture from Banteay Chhmar

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • Wed., December 27, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join curator Sonya Rhie Mace for a lavishly illustrated lecture and gallery visit to explore works in this exhibition, which features an unprecedented loan from the National Museum of Cambodia.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Tue., December 26, 2017, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., January 2, 2018, 12:00 pm

Join curator Sonya Rhie Mace for two talks in the Smith Gallery relating to the special exhibition Beyond Angkor: Cambodian Sculpture from Banteay Chhmar

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., January 3, 2018, 6:00 pm
Gallery 234

Join Associate Curator of European Art Cory Korkow and discover the timeless appeal of William Morris’s richly varied designs for textiles and books.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Thu., January 18, 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.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Sat., January 20, 2018, 1:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Dana Schutz’s exhibition Eating Atom Bombs at the Transformer Station debuts a new series of paintings that reflect the turbulent political atmosphere in the wake of the 2016 US election.

Sunday, January 21, 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, January 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Tue., January 23, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., March 20, 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.

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