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2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer Suzanne Massie

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:47pm

The author who wrote, together with her then husband Robert K. Massie, the influential book Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of the Russian Empire, Suzanne Massie will deliver the 2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecture in the Lamar Dodd School of Art on Friday September 23 at 5:30 p.m. in room S150:

Massie is both the 2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer in the Arts and keynote speaker for the museum’s two-day symposium on Russian art and the history of collecting Russian art in the U.S. Massie, together with her former husband, Robert K. Massie, wrote the famous book “Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of the Russian Empire.” This book had immense impact on the development of Russian studies in the U.S. She served as a personal advisor on matters of Russian art and culture to president Ronald Reagan and acted as the unofficial liaison between the U.S. president and Mikhail Gorbachev.

The lecture and the symposium support and celebrate the Georgia Museum of Art exhibition "Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects," curated by Dodd professor Asen Kirin. The Shouky Shaheen Lecture was established through the generosity of Doris Shaheen as a birthday gift to her husband, Shouky, as an expression of their love for the arts and UGA. An Atlanta-based philanthropist and art collector, Shouky Shaheen has been a member of the Lamar Dodd School of Art Board of Visitors since 1998.

Image: ABOVE IMAGE:CIGAR BOX WITH ENAMEL MINIATURES CELEBRATING THE CORONATION OF ALEXANDER II

 

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