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.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:00pm
  • Sun., September 15, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Print collecting is a pursuit that can satisfy many different interests and budgets. But how do collections take shape? When does buying prints turn into collecting them? What drives collectors?

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sun., September 29, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Beginning in the fifth century BC, Medusa became increasingly anthropomorphic and feminine, undergoing a visual transformation from grotesque to beautiful. Concurrently a similar shift occurred in representations of other mythical female hybrid creatures, such as sphinxes, sirens, and the sea monster Scylla.

Speaker: Kiki Karoglou, Associate Curator of Greek and Roman Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat., October 12, 2019, 2:00 pm

Michelangelo devised an extraordinary number of figural poses throughout his career. This talk will consider how he used drawing to come up with so many figures, what they shared, and how his approach compared to that of contemporaries such as Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 10:30am
  • Tue., December 3, 2019, 10:30 am
Gartner Auditorium

Open to the public. $50 regular seating, $100 patron preferred seating. Order online or call the ticket center at 216-421-7350. Limit two tickets per order.