Adult Continuing Education

A Closer Look: Connections across the Ancient World

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Wednesday, October 26, November 2, November 9, and November 16, 4:00–5:00 p.m.  
Parker Hannifin Corporation Donor Gallery and Select Galleries

Instructors: Arielle Levine and Andrew Cappetta  

$100 nonmembers, $80 members 

Priority registration for members begins on September 28


Explore the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art by getting a closer look.  

Courses give lifelong learners the opportunity to form a deeper connection with the museum and enrich their understanding of the CMA’s collection of art and artifacts from around the world.  

Led by CMA educators and guest instructors, all course sessions are conducted in the museum galleries.  

This four-week course introduces the art of the ancient world using objects from the CMA’s encyclopedic collection to demonstrate the connections between ancient cultures in Africa, the Mediterranean, the Americas, and Asia. Artworks discussed cover a broad range of time, spanning from late Neolithic China (c. 5000 BC) to Classic period Mesoamerica (c. 900).

Individual sessions focus on cross-cultural themes such as technological innovations in art making, the development of writing and visual storytelling, spiritual representations, and the culture of burial and the afterlife.   

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, and Eva and Rudolf Linnebach. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Pamela Mascio, and the Thompson Family Foundation.