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., 01/28/2022
E.g., 01/28/2022
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 12:00pm
  • Tue., February 1, 2022, 12:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

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.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 6:00pm
  • Wed., February 23, 2022, 6:00 pm
The Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artists Lecture Series

In the CMA exhibition Picturing Motherhood Now, artists Andrea Chung, Alison Saar, and Rose B. Simpson offer new images of motherhood, using the subject as a lens through which to examine history and contemporary issues.

Join Chung, Saar, and Simpson in conversation as they discuss their distinct approaches to figurative representation, their innovative uses of sculptural materials, the social impact of art, and the different meanings of motherhood they present in their work.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 12:00pm
Guqin, 1600s, China, Ming Dynasty
  • Tue., March 1, 2022, 12:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

In 1918, the museum was gifted a collection of more than 60 musical instruments from around the globe by Charles G. King, Jr. Exhibited together in 1920, these remarkable instruments have rarely been seen since. The story of that first exhibition, and the rediscovery of this little-known corner of the collection is told by Tom Welsh, Director of Performing Arts.