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., 12/11/2018
E.g., 12/11/2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., December 12, 2018, 6:00 pm
Recital Hall

Speakers: Elina Gertsman and Barbara Rosenwein

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
  • Tue., November 13, 2018, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., January 15, 2019, 12:00 pm
Gallery 230

Tuesday, November 13, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., November 28, 2018, 6:00 pm
  • Wed., January 16, 2019, 6:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Special Exhibition Hall

These sessions offer a guided look at a work of art to mine for richer meaning, explore ideas, and discover overlooked details.

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

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

Military conflict is one of the most commonly depicted subjects in Renaissance prints—which is hardly surprising, given that this was a time of near-constant warfare.

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Fri., April 12, 2019, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

This lecture explores the subtle art of nature during the era of Rembrandt and Vermeer through a discussion of gardens, collections, paintings, and luxury objects.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sun., April 14, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

The spectacular Buddhist caves of Dunhuang, on the Silk Road in the Gobi Desert in northwest China, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This lecture presents the sites’ sculptures and wall paintings, among the finest and earliest examples of Buddhist art in China.

Speaker: Mimi Gardner Gates, Director Emerita, Seattle Art Museum

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Fri., May 3, 2019, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

Anne D. Hedeman considers how the collection of 100 tales and their illustrations in Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron were adapted and developed once they were brought from Italy to France, where Les cents Nouvelles—as the translation was called—was popular among the nobility rather than the mercantile class.