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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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Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Sat., January 20, 2018, 1:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium at Cleveland Museum of Art

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

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.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Thu., January 25, 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.

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 25, 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.

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