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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., 02/23/2019
E.g., 02/23/2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

Enjoy a guided tour of a new site-specific installation featuring an array of vibrantly colored and densely textured figurative sculptures, masks, and costumes informed by the artist’s experience of Mexican cultural traditions. Limit 25. Free; registration required.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

Enjoy a guided tour of a new site-specific installation featuring an array of vibrantly colored and densely textured figurative sculptures, masks, and costumes informed by the artist’s experience of Mexican cultural traditions. Limit 25. Free; registration required.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., April 9, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., May 7, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., June 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Learn about the “way of the kami” in this series of talks led by Sinéad Vilbar in the exhibition Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Tue., April 9, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., May 7, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., June 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Learn about the “way of the kami” in this series of talks led by Sinéad Vilbar in the exhibition Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

Enjoy a guided tour of a new site-specific installation featuring an array of vibrantly colored and densely textured figurative sculptures, masks, and costumes informed by the artist’s experience of Mexican cultural traditions. Limit 25. Free; registration required.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., March 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

Enjoy a guided tour of a new site-specific installation featuring an array of vibrantly colored and densely textured figurative sculptures, masks, and costumes informed by the artist’s experience of Mexican cultural traditions. Limit 25. Free; registration required.

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

JULIUS FUND LECTURE IN RENAISSANCE ART
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 PAULINE AND JOSEPH DEGENFELDER FAMILY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN CHINESE ART
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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tue., April 2, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., April 30, 2019, 12:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

A curator-led series of gallery talks, each focusing on a different section of Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Wed., January 30, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Wed., February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm
  • Tue., April 23, 2019, 12:00 pm
Focus Gallery

American artist Charles Burchfield used the landscape of northeast Ohio to express universal emotions and moods. He experimented avidly with watercolor in both his hometown Salem and Cleveland, where he attended the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art.

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