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Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture
Previous Sheppy Dog Fund Lectures

From Athens to Jerusalem
Response to Classical Traditions
Guest Lecturer
Dr. Sarah Bassett
Associate Professor of the History of Art at Indiana University

The Binding or Sacrifice of Isaac
A Central Theme in the Art of the Three Monotheistic Religions
Guest Lecturer
Dr. Shalom Sabar
Professor of the History of Art, Jewish Folklore and Material Culture at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Schusterman Visiting Scholar, at the University of Washington, Seattle

Still Life in Real Time
Reflections in & on Dutch Still Life
Guest Lecturer
Celeste Brusati
Professor of the History of Art, Women's Studies, & Art & Design at the University of Michigan

Rembrandt's Images of Jesus & the
Jewish Community of Amsterdam

Guest Lecturer
Dr. Shelley Perlove
Professor of Art History, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Dr. Alan Klein

Dr. Alan Klein

The Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture has been established to address the topics of art, religion and history prior to the 19th century, funded annually by the Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein, Advisor.
Book Discussions

Previous Book Discussion


Thus Was Adonis Murdered
Sarah Caudwell

Both a murder mystery and comedy of errors, this delightful novel by British writer Sarah Caudwell is the story of Julia Larwood, a young barrister who finds herself accused of murder while on an art lover's tour of Venice. A friend comes to her aid and unravels the clues, discovering an art theft, an impersonation, and the identity of the killer. Our first meeting will set the stage by exploring some of the artworks mentioned in the book. Two weeks later, we'll meet to discuss the novel. Books are available in the Museum Shop.

Thus Was Adonis MurderedBy Sarah Caudwell

FIA book discussions focus on works of fiction and non-fiction related to art, art museums, or FIA collections.
Thompson Lecture
Previous Thompson lectures
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred & Profane
Guest Lecturer
Andrew Graham-Dixon
Art Critic

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The Thompson Lecture was established in 1991 by Dr. and Mrs. Jack W. Thompson to enable the Flint Institute of Arts to present a distinguished speaker in the arts or humanities each year. The Thompson lecture is one of the Institute's few members-only events and was established, in part, to attract new members to the FIA.
Bray Lecture
Previous Bray lectures
The Demise of Mary Lincoln
Guest Lecturer
Barry Bauman
Painting Conservator

The Changing Face of Buddha
Guest Lecturer
Michael Farrell
Professor of History, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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bray lecture
The Bray Series are made possible by the Viola E. Bray Charitable Trust.
Bray Lecture
Previous Bray lectures

Not the Mama of Dada:
Beatrice Wood's Early Career in New York
Guest Lecturer
Frances M. Naumann
Scholar, Curator & Art Dealer

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bray lecture
The Bray Series are made possible by the Viola E. Bray Charitable Trust.
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