Upcoming Lectures & Discussions
A Piece of the World by Christina Kline | Part I
Wednesday, February 6
Location: Isabel Hall
Part 1: Art History PresentationFebruary 6 • 1:30p
Part 2: Book DiscussionFebruary 20 • 1:30p
To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness...
A Piece of the World by Christina Kline | Part II
Wednesday, February 20
Location: Isabel Hall
Part 1: Art History Presentation February 6 • 1:30p
Part 2: Book Discussion February 20 • 1:30p
To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed...
Alchemy and Art
Wednesday, March 13
Location: FIA Theater
Dr, Sledge will introduce the practice of alchemy and varying alchemical schools, dispel common myths, introduce famous alchemists including Maria the Jewess, describe alchemical symbolism and discuss where our understanding of alchemy as proto-science is today. His presentation will be grounded in the history of alchemical art and symbolism. The...
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Bray Series are made possible by the Viola E. Bray Charitable Trust.
Adults – Rubens Member Only Event
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.
Illustrated lectures by scholars, collectors, and educators present diverse perspectives and introduce new ideas about art.
Check back soon for upcoming lectures.
Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture
The Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture has been established to address the topics of art, religion and history prior to the 19th century, and is funded by the Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein, Advisor.
Book discussions focus on works of fiction and non-fiction related to art, art museums, or FIA collections. The first meeting for each book sets the stage by exploring artists and artwork related to the selected book. Two weeks later, the book is discussed. These free programs are offered on Wednesdays at 1:30p.