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Lecture examines Salvador Dali and 'The Twelve Tribes of Israel'

  • Professor Sheldon Kopperl will speak at GRAM

Posted on November 07, 2012

Grand Valley’s Sheldon Kopperl, a professor of biomedical science with an interest in religious studies, will give an informative lecture in conjunction with the 2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding about Biblical sources for a series of works by the renowned artist Salvador Dali.

The event on Tuesday, November 13, at 6 p.m., will be at Cook Auditorium, in the Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center NW.

Although Dali returned to his Roman Catholic roots and became more devout after World War II, his interest in the State of Israel is shown in his execution of two series of prints for Israel’s 20th and 25th anniversaries. The latter series, “The Twelve Tribes of Israel,” represents the Biblical descriptions of the tribes combined with Dali’s unique surrealism and politics.

Admission is free for museum members, $5 for non-members. For more Information visit Learn about additional 2012 YIU events at

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