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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., 10/16/2019
E.g., 10/16/2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
View of Yellowstone
  • Wed., October 16, 2019, 5:30 pm
CWRU Lecture
Recital Hall

Stephen Hannock will discuss his current artistic projects and his effort to update and modernize landscape painting, building from the achievement of figures such as Alfred Hitchcock and the painters of the Hudson River School.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., October 29, 2019, 12:00 pm
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, November 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sat., November 2, 2019, 3:00 pm
The Dr. Ranajit K. Datta Distinguished Lecture in Indian Art
Gartner Auditorium

Deborah Klimburg-Salter, University Professor Emerita at the Institute of Art History, University of Vienna, and associate in the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University, presents her most recent research on the Buddhist and Hindu sites along the southern Silk Roads.

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Fri., November 8, 2019, 6:00 pm
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

Curator Stephen Harrison leads a tour through the exhibition, which focuses on Louis Comfort Tiffany’s passion for stained glass as a way to bring nature’s splendid color into the home. Free; ticket required. Space is limited.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:30pm
  • Wed., November 13, 2019, 5:30 pm
Edward J. Olszewski Lecture in Renaissance Art
Recital Hall

Coinciding with the unprecedented exhibition, Michelangelo: Mind of the Master, the lecture will propose that the artist evoked a Eucharistic association at the Laurentian Library by designing a “cathedral of learning,” yet expressed his own spiritual beliefs by forging a somaesthetic bond between readers and God.

Speaker: Daniel Savoy is an Associate Professor of Art History and Digital Media Arts at Manhattan College.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
  • Tue., November 19, 2019, 12:00 pm
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.

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.

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Fri., December 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
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.