Remote Lectures

The following courses and lectures are being offered as remote learning opportunities using Zoom. A Zoom Meeting Code will be sent to registrants prior to their lecture or course. View Zoom Instructions


Nurete Brenner
June 03|noon-1:00 p.m. EST

This lecture will explore how to ask the right questions while watching, reading or listening to the news; how to become a better consumer of news in an age of unfettered media; and how media literacy is now a crucial skill in maintaining or recovering our democracy.

Cori Sieger
June 05|noon-1:00 p.m. EST

This lecture will take a legal, historical, humanitarian, and economic look at the current global refugee crisis – the worst the world has witnessed since World War II. We will address common misconceptions and look at the causes and consequences of forced fleeing. Critical distinctions between refugees and migrants will also be explored.

Steven Litt
June 19|noon-1 p.m. EST

Steven Litt, Art and Architecture Critic of the Plain Dealer since 1991, will discuss the history, theory, and practice of visual arts criticism, and the role of a critic at a metropolitan daily newspaper. In addition, Litt will share some favorite stories from the trenches, reporting on local, national and global visual arts.

Angela Clark-Taylor
June 27|2-3:30 p.m.

This lecture will utilize artifacts and ephemera from the American Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Anti-Suffrage Movement to provide a brief history of women’s suffrage and the memorabilia suffragists created to develop a mainstream market appeal for their movement to the American people. 

John Grabowski
July 17|noon-1 p.m.

Cleveland’s Cultural Gardens, nestled in Rockefeller Park, are a community treasure. This Cleveland gem is inextricably linked to the history of immigration and migration to the city, and to the changing landscape of the Doan Brook Valley and University Circle.

Carol Lasser
July 29|7-8:30 p.m.

In the final years of the suffrage struggle, Ohio women’s efforts to gain the vote took place within a national movement that accepted the regional disenfranchisement of African Americans as part of a bargain to overcome Southern resistance.

Meghan Strong
August 05|noon-1 p.m.

The modern-day landscape of Sudan, ancient Nubia, is dotted with temples and pyramids – remnants of great kingdoms that flourished in the 1st millennium BC. One of these, the Kingdom of Kush, rose to particular prominence as some of its kings ruled over Ancient Egypt as pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty.

Michael Weil
August 21|noon-1:00 p.m.

In the age of Photoshop and other photo editing software, people viewing professional and fine art often question the authenticity of photographs. Is that photo manipulated? How do they do that? Photographer Michael Weil will examine the impact of photo editing on the field of photography.