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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.

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E.g., 06/25/2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm
  • Wed., June 26, 2019, 6:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Cai Guo-Qiang joins David Stradling, co-author of "Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland", for a lively discussion of Cai’s art and social and environmental matters in the context of the exhibition. Moderated by Philip Dodd, award-winning BBC broadcaster, cultural entrepreneur, and former director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., July 9, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., September 11, 2019, 6:00 pm
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery (230)

Curator Barbara Tannenbaum leads a gallery talk on Water: Edward Burtynsky, which draws attention to current threats to clean, sustainable water and encourages visitors to reflect on individual actions that can impa

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Tue., June 4, 2019, 11:00 am
  • Wed., July 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., August 6, 2019, 11:00 am
  • Wed., September 4, 2019, 6:00 pm
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

Clarissa von Spee leads a tour through the exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: Cuyahoga River Lightning, which features three monumental gunpowder-ignited works that reflect the artist’s thoughts on the state of our planet, wildlife, and the world’s diminishing natural reserves of fresh water.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., July 16, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., September 17, 2019, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

Jennifer DePrizio, director of interpretation, leads a gallery discussion highlighting the ways in which monsters were used in the Middle Ages to instill fear, communicate morality, maintain power, and explain natural phenomena.

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

Emeka Ogboh’s Ámà: The Gathering Place is the CMA’s newly commissioned site-specific installation. Ogboh integrates sound, sculpture, and textiles that evoke a traditional Igbo (Nigerian) setting and reimagines those elements through a contemporary global lens. He joins in conversation with CMA curators Emily Liebert and Smooth Nzewi.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tue., June 4, 2019, 11:00 am
  • Wed., July 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., August 6, 2019, 11:00 am
  • Wed., September 4, 2019, 6:00 pm
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

Clarissa von Spee leads a tour through the exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: Cuyahoga River Lightning, which features three monumental gunpowder-ignited works that reflect the artist’s thoughts on the state of our planet, wildlife, and the world’s diminishing natural reserves of fresh water.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., August 14, 2019, 6:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Explore animals both real and imaginary in the Middle Ages with Elizabeth Morrison, senior curator of the Department of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Tue., June 4, 2019, 11:00 am
  • Wed., July 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., August 6, 2019, 11:00 am
  • Wed., September 4, 2019, 6:00 pm
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

Clarissa von Spee leads a tour through the exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: Cuyahoga River Lightning, which features three monumental gunpowder-ignited works that reflect the artist’s thoughts on the state of our planet, wildlife, and the world’s diminishing natural reserves of fresh water.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Tue., July 9, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., September 11, 2019, 6:00 pm
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery (230)

Curator Barbara Tannenbaum leads a gallery talk on Water: Edward Burtynsky, which draws attention to current threats to clean, sustainable water and encourages visitors to reflect on individual actions that can impa

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., July 16, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., September 17, 2019, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

Jennifer DePrizio, director of interpretation, leads a gallery discussion highlighting the ways in which monsters were used in the Middle Ages to instill fear, communicate morality, maintain power, and explain natural phenomena.