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Lunchtime Lecture

series of small ivory carvings

Walrus ivory tools and figures by Inuit carvers from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s education art collection

Learning Things: The Evolution of the Education Art Collection

Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries.

The CMA’s remarkable education art collection (EAC), comprising about 10,000 cultural heritage objects from around the globe, spans 5,000 years of art making. Originally founded in 1914 to spread awareness of the visual arts and the newly opened Cleveland Museum of Art, it is now used for a suite of innovative educational programming. In this lecture, Sabine Kretzschmar, manager of the education art collection, gives an overview of the EAC and its history. Explore highlights of the collection that were designed to capture the imagination, teach artistic practices, connect with global cultures, and spark wonder.

This program is made possible with support from Gail C. and Elliot L. Schlang.

    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, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, 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.