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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., 04/25/2018
E.g., 04/25/2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., February 27, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., March 20, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., April 24, 2018, 12:00 pm
Gallery 234

Associate Curator of European Art Cory Korkow explores how nature and history inspired this groundbreaking Victorian designer.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., February 21, 2018, 6:00 pm
  • Wed., April 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
Gallery 101

Join Curator Emily J. Peters as she discusses the motivations and techniques behind prints and drawings made by German Expressionists in the early 20th century on view in Graphic Discontent.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Tue., January 23, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., March 6, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., May 1, 2018, 12:00 pm
Gallery 101

Join Curator Emily J. Peters as she discusses the motivations and techniques behind prints and drawings made by German Expressionists in the early 20th century on view in Graphic Discontent.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:30pm
Hanging with Hestia Polyolbus (Giver of Blessings), Early Byzantine. First half of 6th Century. Wool. Washington, D.C., Dumbarton Oaks Museum
  • Wed., May 2, 2018, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

The lecture aims to discuss how the Byzantines related, conceptually and with their bodies, to textiles and focuses on the latter category of soft furnishings with a particular attention to ideas that draw on the material properties of fabric.

Speaker: Gudrun Bühl, PhD Museum Director and Curator, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., May 2, 2018, 6:00 pm
Focus Gallery, Medieval and Byzantine Galleries

The Cleveland Museum of Art collects works of art from around the world to tell the story of human achievement in the arts. Over the past three years, more than 2,000 objects have been added to the collection, 29 of which are highlighted in the exhibition Recent Acquisitions 2014–2017.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., May 9, 2018, 6:00 pm
Focus Gallery, Contemporary Galleries

The Cleveland Museum of Art collects works of art from around the world to tell the story of human achievement in the arts. Over the past three years, more than 2,000 objects have been added to the collection, 29 of which are highlighted in the exhibition Recent Acquisitions 2014–2017.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., May 23, 2018, 6:00 pm
Focus Gallery, African Galleries

The Cleveland Museum of Art collects works of art from around the world to tell the story of human achievement in the arts. Over the past three years, more than 2,000 objects have been added to the collection, 29 of which are highlighted in the exhibition Recent Acquisitions 2014–2017.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wed., October 17, 2018, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

In any given work of art, the view of the object at rest is a snapshot of the extant state of theological and political affairs surrounding a given image.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Fri., December 7, 2018, 5:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

This presentation explores a number of paintings of the Prophet Muhammad produced in Persian and Turkish lands from the fourteenth century to the modern day. Ranging from veristic to abstract, these images represent Muhammad’s individual traits, primordial luminosity, and veiled essence.