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., 06/27/2019
E.g., 06/27/2019
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.