Athens, Ga. – Adelheid (Heidi) Gealt, director of the Indiana University Art Museum and guest curator of the recent show Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804): A New Testament at the Frick Collection in New York City, will deliver the second annual Shouky Shaheen Lecture in the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art on Monday, April 2. The lecture will be delivered at 5:30 p.m. in Room 116 of the Visual Arts Building and is free and open to the public. Her lecture is entitled “Tiepolo Code.”
The exhibit at the Frick Collection opened last October and ran through Jan. 7. It showcased the largest-known New Testament cycle produced by a single artist: 313 large, finished drawings in ink and wash by Domenico Tiepolo, one of the foremost Venetian artists active during the second half of the 18th century. Dismembered, sold and scattered soon after his death in 1804, Domenico’s narrative, which retells the history of early Christianity, had never before been published or exhibited.
The Shouky Shaheen Lecture in Art was endowed by Shaheen and his wife and “affords the school a tremendous opportunity to be able to bring esteemed scholars to campus,” according to Georgia Strange, director of the Dodd School.
Since 1998 Shaheen has been a member of the Lamar Dodd School of Art Board of Visitors at the University of Georgia.
Shaheen holds both bachelor of arts and a master of business administration degrees from the University of Chicago. Shaheen also completed post-graduate work in the Owner/President Management and the Executive Education Program in the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. In addition, Shaheen has completed the Advanced Management Development Program in the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He and his wife, Doris, have two children and one grandson. The Shaheens’ great love for the arts led them to endow this lecture series.
The Frick Collection includes some of the best-known paintings by the greatest European artists, major works of sculpture (among them one of the finest groups of small bronzes in the world), eighteenth-century French furniture and porcelains, Limoges enamels, Oriental rugs and many other works.