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Annual Lecture Series

The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to host an annual series of endowed lectures including the following: the Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture in Ancient Greek and Byzantine Art, the Dr. Ranajit K. Datta Distinguished Lecture in Indian Art, the Pauline and Joseph Degenfelder Distinguished Lecture in Chinese Art, the Robert P. Madison Family Distinguished Lecture in African and African American Art, and the Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artists Lecture Series. 

The Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture in Greek and Byzantine Art

The annual Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture brings nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of art history and archeology to discuss new scholarship, museum exhibitions, and archaeological discoveries. Topics alternate between Ancient Greek and Byzantine art every other year.

The Dr. Ranajit K. Datta Distinguished Lecture in Indian Art

The annual Dr. Ranajit K. Datta Lecture brings nationally and internationally recognized experts in the fields of art history and archaeology to discuss new scholarship, museum exhibitions, and archaeological discoveries in Indian art. The annual Dr. Ranajit K. Datta Lecture is made possible through...

The Pauline and Joseph Degenfelder Distinguished Lecture in Chinese Art

The annual Pauline and Joseph Degenfelder Lecture brings nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of art history and archeology to discuss new scholarship, museum exhibitions, and archaeological discoveries in Chinese art. The annual Pauline and Joseph Degenfelder Lecture is ma...

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The Robert P. Madison Family Distinguished Lecture in African and African American Art

The Robert P. Madison Family in Memory of Leatrice B. Madison Endowment Fund supports an annual public lecture that educates the community about the importance of the museum’s African and African American collections and may explore themes for future exhibitions and scholarship.

The Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artists Lecture

These lectures are made possible in part by the Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Art Fund.