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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., 02/16/2019
E.g., 02/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat., February 16, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

THE FRAN AND WARREN RUPP CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES
Carmen Winant is a writer and visual artist who explores representations of women through collage, mixed media, and installation. She is the Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Studio Art at Ohio State University.

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Fri., February 22, 2019, 7:00 pm
Ames Family Atrium

Black: a word, a color, a state, a racial identity, a cultural identity.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., January 30, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Wed., February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., April 23, 2019, 12:00 pm
Focus Gallery

American artist Charles Burchfield used the landscape of northeast Ohio to express universal emotions and moods. He experimented avidly with watercolor in both his hometown Salem and Cleveland, where he attended the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art.

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

EDWARD J. OLSZEWSKI LECTURE IN RENAISSANCE ART
Touching on several works in the CMA’s collection, this talk explores some of the myriad and evolving ways that battle was represented in printed imagery in the late 15th and 16th centuries, ranging from allegory to history, propaganda to news.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., March 5, 2019, 12:00 pm
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery | Gallery 230

Explore how artists from 1885 to the present have used postproduction techniques to manipulate the “truth” in figurative studies and portraits. Free; no registration required.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery | Gallery 230

Join museum educator Stephanie Foster for a close look at photographs in Beyond Truth: Photography after the Shutter and discover the ways in which a photo may have been manipulated to present an alternate truth.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:00 pm
Recital Hall

Christopher Pekoc, whose work is on view in Beyond Truth: Photography after the Shutter, discusses the means and meaning of altering photographic “truths” in his distinctive photo-based assemblages and in the works of other artists in the exhibition.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., April 2, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., April 30, 2019, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

A curator-led series of gallery talks, each focusing on a different section of Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., April 9, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., May 7, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., June 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Learn about the “way of the kami” in this series of talks led by Sinéad Vilbar in the exhibition Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Tue., April 9, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., May 7, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., June 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Learn about the “way of the kami” in this series of talks led by Sinéad Vilbar in the exhibition Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art.

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