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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., 01/15/2019
E.g., 01/15/2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sun., April 14, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

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 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.

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Fri., May 3, 2019, 5:30 pm
Recital Hall

ANNUAL HARVEY BUCHANAN LECTURE IN ART HISTORY AND THE HUMANITIES
Anne D. Hedeman considers how the collection of 100 tales and their illustrations in Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron were adapted and developed once they were brought from Italy to France, where Les cents Nouvelles—as the translation was called—was popular among the nobility rather than the mercantile class.

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