Adult Continuing Education Courses

Explore the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art by getting a closer look. Courses give lifelong learners the opportunity to form a deeper connection with the museum and enrich their understanding of the CMA’s collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Led by CMA educators and guest instructors, all course sessions are conducted in the museum galleries. 

New Course: Connections across the Medieval World starts in October, and priority registration for members begins on September 14, 2023.

Adult Distance Learning

Distance Learning for adult audiences at the Cleveland Museum of Art allows lifelong learners to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world.

Annual Lecture Series

The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to host an annual series of endowed lectures including the following: the Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture in Ancient Greek and Byzantine Art, the Dr. Ranajit K. Datta Distinguished Lecture in Indian Art, the Pauline and Joseph Degenfelder Distinguished Lecture in Chinese Art, the Robert P. Madison Family Distinguished Lecture in African and African American Art, and the Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artists Lecture Series. 

Check out the CMA’s calendar for upcoming endowed lectures.

Art in the Afternoon

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the CMA provides specialized gallery tours for those with memory loss and one caregiver designed to lift the spirit, engage the mind, and provide a relaxing and enjoyable social experience. Specially trained docents are sensitive to the interests and abilities of all visitors and encourage conversation, sharing memories, and art enjoyment. 

Art to Go

Bring a one-of-a-kind learning experience and authentic artworks from around the globe and across time into your school, library, community center, or educational space. Art to Go participants use multiple senses as they practice close observation and learn how to carefully handle art objects and artifacts from the museum’s education art collection.

Artist in the Atrium

Every third Saturday of each month, stop by the Ames Family Atrium between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to get a firsthand look at the art-making process. Each session provides the opportunity to engage and interact with a different Northeast Ohio maker during pop-up demonstrations and activities. See their work unfold and learn how artists create. Explore a related selection of authentic objects from the CMA’s education art collection in a pop-up Art Up Close session. See, think, and wonder.   

Check out the CMA’s calendar for upcoming Artist in the Atrium programs.

Lunchtime Lecture

Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries.

Check out the CMA’s calendar for upcoming Lunchtime Lectures

Past Programs

Compiled here are a collection of our past programs. Please enjoy these recordings.

Studio Programs for Teens and Adults

Join experienced practicing artists in our studios to play with ideas and materials while developing skills and techniques. All skill levels are welcome.

For fall/winter 2022 and winter/spring 2023, studio classes and workshops are taking place exclusively at the CMA’s Community Arts Center (CAC) located at 2937 West 25th Street in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood.

Try out a fresh class in a new setting! The CAC’s bright, vibrant studio spaces are sure to get your creative energies flowing.