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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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., January 31, 2018, 6:00 pm
Gallery 230

Join Curator of Photography Barbara Tannenbaum in an exploration of the six-decade-long career of this “photographer’s photographer.”

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
  • Tue., February 6, 2018, 12:00 pm
Gallery 230

Curator of Photography Barbara Tannenbaum leads an in-depth visual analysis of several key works by Weston.

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Fri., February 9, 2018, 7:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

An important and ongoing theme in the Jarrells’ artwork is music, particularly within the context of African American heritage, the experiences and history of black people in the United States, and the influence and essence of their African roots.

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • 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, February 17, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
George E. Lewis
  • Sat., February 17, 2018, 3:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

In this program, George Lewis, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians’ (AACM) foremost chronicler and author of A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music, will share insights about the new music and art that emerged from Chicago between 1965–1975.

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
  • Tue., February 27, 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.