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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., 12/08/2019
E.g., 12/08/2019
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Fri., December 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Curator Emily Peters leads a tour through this exhibition, which offers a unique opportunity to look over the shoulder of the artist and better understand his creative process. Preregistration and exhibition ticket required. Limit 25.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Maria Hassabi, STAGING: Solo #2 (2017). Installation view at Centre Pompidou, Paris. Courtesy the artist; Koenig & Clinton, New York; The Breeder, Athens. Photo credit Thomas Poravas.
  • Sat., December 14, 2019, 2:00 pm
THE FRAN AND WARREN RUPP CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES
Morley Lecture Hall

Artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi (Cypriot, b. 1973) is based in New York City and Athens. Her performances and installations probe the relationship between the live body and the still image, utilizing stillness and the velocity of deceleration as both technique and subject. In her lecture “Paradox of Stillness,” Hassabi discusses the distinct choreographic practice that she has developed over the years.

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

Join curator Stephen Harrison on a tour of this exhibition featuring modern Swedish textiles and decorative arts that fuse handcrafted quality with 20th-century mass production. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Fri., January 24, 2020, 6:00 pm
James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery (101)

Researchers Jacob Emmett, Kylie Fisher, and Julia Laplaca share their insight on works in the exhibition and offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the curatorial process. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., January 28, 2020, 12:00 pm
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery (010)

Join Andrew Cappetta, manager of collection and exhibition programs, on a tour of this exhibition focusing on Louis Comfort Tiffany’s inspiration from nature and the role women artists played in his studio. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Sun., February 9, 2020, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., February 11, 2020, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Andrew Cappetta, manager of collection and exhibition programs, discusses how photographers crafted images of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Sun., February 9, 2020, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., February 11, 2020, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Andrew Cappetta, manager of collection and exhibition programs, discusses how photographers crafted images of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Sat., February 15, 2020, 1:00 pm
CMA at Transformer Station

Photographer Aaron Rothman transforms humble fragments of nature into images that hover between representation and abstraction.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat., February 29, 2020, 2:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Renée Sentilles, professor of history at Case Western Reserve University, and Mark Bassett, instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, join curator Stephen Harrison for a lively conversation about the role of women artists in Tiffany Studios, including Ohio native Clara Driscoll, in the contex

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Sat., March 14, 2020, 10:00 am
Morley Lecture Hall

In anticipation of a major exhibition and publication focused on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s holdings of 19th-century French drawings in spring 2022, scholars from across the globe present new research related to the materials, function, and collecting of drawings during this period.