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., 08/17/2018
E.g., 08/17/2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Wed., September 5, 2018, 6:30 pm
Recital Hall

In 1966 Danny Lyon, who had been photographing the southern civil rights movement and a midwestern motorcycle gang, moved to New York and began photographing buildings. He felt compelled to document two historic neighborhoods about to be razed in the name of urban renewal.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Wed., July 25, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Fri., August 10, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., September 19, 2018, 12:00 pm
Focus Gallery and Gallery 101

Emily Liebert, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art

Experience the work of two groundbreaking artists in this curator-led tour of the FRONT exhibitions Allen Ruppersberg: Then and Now and Kerry James Marshall: Works on Paper.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 to Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Thu., September 27, 2018

Please join us September 27–28 for an exploration of the birth, lives, and afterlives of objects.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sun., September 30, 2018, 2:00 pm

In this lecture, Professor Eastmond will use the portrait as a starting point to consider the nature of originality in Byzantine art. The Byzantine court has long been associated with the dead hand of rigid, stultifying administration, yet it commissioned and created some of the most beautiful and complex art of the medieval world. Can bureaucracy drive creativity?

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sat., October 6, 2018, 3:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Anupam Sah, Head of conservation, research, and training at the art conservation center CSMVS (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India) discusses the history of paint and painting in art of the Indian subcontinent.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wed., October 17, 2018, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

For any work of art, the view of the object at rest is a snapshot of the extant state of theological and political affairs surrounding the given image.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wed., November 7, 2018, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

As political unrest seethed in late Republican Rome, a series of violent acts were perpetrated against well-known public and private buildings by the citizens and their elected representatives, the tribunes of the plebs.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Fri., December 7, 2018, 5:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

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