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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.

E.g., 2017-10-22
E.g., 2017-10-22
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Tue., December 5, 2017, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., December 12, 2017, 12:00 pm

Gallery 230 at 12:00 noon

Join curator Barbara Tannenbaum as she discusses the effects of the Great Depression on American life in the 1930s. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • Wed., December 13, 2017, 6:00 pm

Hear a dialogue between Cleveland Museum of Art curator of decorative art and design Stephen Harrison and curator of photography Barbara Tannenbaum as they explore common themes and overlapping strands of history in two current CMA exhibitions.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Sat., December 16, 2017, 10:30 am
Recital Hall

The Jazz Age features all that glitters and shines in the 1920s. The restless desire for new fashions, new technologies, and new ways of understanding “the good life” permeates these visions, but what we cannot immediately see are the other ways in which the 1920s roared.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Wed., December 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

This program will focus on the evolution and style of popular sheet music, which represented a mix of music, design, literature, and photographs of Jazz Age artists and bands. Daniel Goldmark, professor and director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at CWRU, will share vintage sheet music, talk about the novelty, humor, and risqué nature of popular tunes of the era, and share period recordings.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Tue., December 26, 2017, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., January 2, 2018, 12:00 pm

Join curator Sonya Rhie Mace for two talks in the Smith Gallery relating to the special exhibition Beyond Angkor: Cambodian Sculpture from Banteay Chhmar

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • Wed., December 27, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join curator Sonya Rhie Mace for a lavishly illustrated lecture and gallery visit to explore works in this exhibition, which features an unprecedented loan from the National Museum of Cambodia.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Tue., December 26, 2017, 12:00 pm
  • Tue., January 2, 2018, 12:00 pm

Join curator Sonya Rhie Mace for two talks in the Smith Gallery relating to the special exhibition Beyond Angkor: Cambodian Sculpture from Banteay Chhmar

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