A Closer Look: Connections across the Ancient World
Wednesdays, February 15, February 22, March 1, and March 8, 2023, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Parker Hannifin Corporation Donor Gallery and Select Galleries
Thursdays, February 16, February 23, March 2, and March 9, 2023, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
$100 nonmembers, $80 members
Priority registration for members begins on January 19, 2023.
General public registration begins on January 26, 2023.
Instructors: Arielle Levine and Andrew Cappetta
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.
All course sessions are led by CMA educators. All sessions for the in-person course are conducted in the museum galleries. All sessions for the virtual course are conducted on Zoom.
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 BCE) 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.
Please contact AdultPrograms [at] clevelandart.org with any questions.
All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O'Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.