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The Art of The Nativity ~ FRI, DEC 20, 7PM

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The familiar Nativity story from the New Testament has generated a priceless heritage of paintings over the ages of Western art.  This lecture, a tradition at the Institute, is a wonderful way to enter into the beauty of Christmas! Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. Friday, December 20, 2019, 7:00PM.

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The infant Jesus, the gentle mother Mary, the steadfast Joseph, the resplendent angels, the shepherds with their lambs, the little manger, the cows and the donkeys... this familiar story from the New Testament has generated a priceless heritage of paintings over the ages of Western art. This lecture, a tradition at the Institute, is a wonderful way to enter into the beauty of Christmas! Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. Friday, December 20, 2019, 7:00PM.

William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.