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Adult Continuing Education

Statue of Minemheb, c. 1391–1353 BCE. Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1540–1296 BCE), reign of Amenhotep III. Granodiorite; 45 x 16.6 x 28.3 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund, 1996.28

A Closer Look: Connections across the Ancient World

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2023, 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2023, 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2023, 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 4:00 p.m., and Thursday, March 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
Location:  North Court Lobby

About The Event

In-person course:
Wednesdays, February 15, February 22, March 1, and March 8, 2023, 4:00–5:00 p.m.  
Parker Hannifin Corporation Donor Gallery and Select Galleries  

New—Virtual course:
Thursdays, February 16, February 23, March 2, and March 9, 2023, 10:00–11:00 a.m.  
On Zoom


$100 nonmembers, $80 members 
Priority registration for members begins on January 19, 2023.
General public registration begins on January 26, 2023.


Instructors: Arielle Levine and Andrew Cappetta

Explore the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art by getting a closer look.  

Courses give lifelong learners the opportunity to form a deeper connection with the museum and enrich their understanding of the CMA’s collection of art and artifacts from around the world.  

All course sessions are led by CMA educators. All sessions for the in-person course are conducted in the museum galleries. All sessions for the virtual course are conducted on Zoom.

This four-week course introduces the art of the ancient world using objects from the CMA’s encyclopedic collection to demonstrate the connections between ancient cultures in Africa, the Mediterranean, the Americas, and Asia. Artworks discussed cover a broad range of time, spanning from late Neolithic China (c. 5000 BCE) to Classic period Mesoamerica (c. 900).

Individual sessions focus on cross-cultural themes, such as technological innovations in art making, the development of writing and visual storytelling, spiritual representations, and the culture of burial and the afterlife.  

Please contact AdultPrograms@clevelandart.org with any questions.

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.