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., 02/23/2020
E.g., 02/23/2020
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat., April 4, 2020, 2:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Newly-appointed curator Dr. Kristen Windmuller-Luna considers the history of collecting and exhibiting African arts in America including at the CMA.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Fink Benefit
  • Wed., April 8, 2020, 6:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Stephanie Foster, lead interpretive planner, reveals how photographs play with reality and illusion. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Birds and Flowers
  • Tue., April 14, 2020, 12:00 pm
Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Textile Gallery (234)

Associate curator Sooa McCormick discusses the rich symbolism and masterful technique used to create embroidered textiles from Korea, as well as how they served as a source of women’s empowerment in a patriarchal society. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Embroidery from a Cloud Collar
  • Sat., April 18, 2020, 2:00 pm
The Pauline and Joseph Degenfelder Distinguished Lecture in Chinese Art
Gartner Auditorium

Silk production was developed more than 6,000 years ago, with the earliest fragments of silk threads and textiles found in the lower Yangzi delta in southeast China.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 6:00pm
Frajndlich and Bing
  • Wed., April 29, 2020, 6:00 pm
Recital Hall

Internationally renowned Cleveland photographer Abe Frajndlich speaks with curator Barbara Tannenbaum about his collaborations with fellow German immigrant Ilse Bing in the 1980s and 1990s, which included remaking her iconic self-portrait 55 years later and printing for her.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Sat., May 2, 2020, 1:00 pm
Transformer Station, 1460 West 29th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, 44113

CMA at Transformer Station
Join Andrew Cappetta, manager of exhibition and collection programs, for a discussion about the work of photographer Aaron Rothman, who uses a variety of analog and digital techniques to create sublime, abstract images of the western American landscape.