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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.

See also our annual lecture series.

E.g., 01/22/2020
E.g., 01/22/2020
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Fri., January 24, 2020, 6:00 pm
James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery (101)

Researchers Jacob Emmett, Kylie Fisher, and Julia Laplaca share their insight on works in the exhibition and offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the curatorial process. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., January 28, 2020, 12:00 pm
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery (010)

Join Andrew Cappetta, manager of collection and exhibition programs, on a tour of this exhibition focusing on Louis Comfort Tiffany’s inspiration from nature and the role women artists played in his studio. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Sun., February 9, 2020, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., February 11, 2020, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Andrew Cappetta, manager of collection and exhibition programs, discusses how photographers crafted images of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Sun., February 9, 2020, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., February 11, 2020, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Andrew Cappetta, manager of collection and exhibition programs, discusses how photographers crafted images of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Sat., February 15, 2020, 1:00 pm
CMA at Transformer Station

Photographer Aaron Rothman transforms humble fragments of nature into images that hover between representation and abstraction.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat., February 29, 2020, 2:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Renée Sentilles, professor of history at Case Western Reserve University, and Mark Bassett, instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, join curator Stephen Harrison for a lively conversation about the role of women artists in Tiffany Studios, including Ohio native Clara Driscoll, in the context of the struggle for women’s suffrage in the early 20th century.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
PROOF Fink
  • Wed., March 4, 2020, 6:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Photographer Sophie Schwartz, daughter of collectors Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz, discusses the importance of the contact sheet in the darkroom process and reflects on works in the exhibition. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Self Portrait
  • Tue., March 10, 2020, 12:00 pm
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery (230)

Join curator Barbara Tannenbaum to explore the work of Ilse Bing and learn about her involvement with feminist art movements in 1930s Europe and 1970s America. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Sat., March 14, 2020, 10:00 am
Morley Lecture Hall

In anticipation of a major exhibition and publication focused on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s holdings of 19th-century French drawings in spring 2022, scholars from across the globe present new research related to the materials, function, and collecting of drawings during this period.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Monkeys with Masks
  • Sun., March 22, 2020, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Andrew Cappetta, manager of collection and exhibition programs, reveals how photographs play with reality and illusion. Free; ticket required. Space is limited. After the talk, see a photographer’s own struggle with reality in Michelangelo Antonioni’s film classic Blow-Up.

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