"Rembrandt's Faces: Passions of the Mind, Heart, and Soul," The Sylvia Druy lecture, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Thursday, June 7, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Rembrandt and the Jerusalem Temple,” Tel Aviv University, invited by Prof. Yona Pinson, May 13, 6:00 pm.

“Rembrandt’s Images of Africans: Dutch Colonization and the Protestant Mission,”

Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D.C. March 22, 2012.

The Prophet Haggai and the Jerusalem Temple in the Art of Rembrandt.” Emory University, Lovis Corinth Conference, by invitation of Walter Mellion, Feb. 15, 2012,

“Rembrandt’s Journey: Creating the Face of Jesus,” Detroit Institute of Arts, Jan. 8, 2012.

Six Lectures. Invited Destination Speaker for Celebrity Cruise of the Eastern Mediterranean.


“Rembrandt’s Religious Imagery,” Detroit Institute of Arts, Nov. 20. 2011.

“The Impact of the Jewish Community on Rembrandt’s Art,” Detroit Institute of Arts, Nov. 30, 2011.


The varied interpretations of Isaac Blessing Jacob and other themes in the religious drawings of Rembrandt, Govaert Flinck and Ferdinand Bol,”  International Symposium by invitation only, sponsored by Queen’s University at Herstmonceux Castle, England, July 21-23, 2011.


“Art and Humanism in France and England,” and “Artistic Theory and Practice in Italy and the Netherlands,” 2 papers at Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Montreal, 10/15, 10/17, 2010.

Historians of Netherlandish Art, "Crossing Boundaries," Amsterdam. Chaired workshop with Larry Silver, "Persistent Piety," and delivered paper, “Rembrandt and the Temple.” May 27-29, 2010.


Colloquium, “Expanding the Field of Rembrandt Studies.” Queen’s University’s Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux. By invitation only, June 25-28, 2009.

"Rembrandt's Imaginative Reconstructions of the Jerusalem Temple." Public lecture. University of Michigan Osher Learning in Retirement, Distinguished Lecture series, April 14, 2009, Ann Arbor.

“Typology in the Early Modern Period,” for session, “Typology in Dutch, Flemish and German Visual Art ca. 1400-1700, Part II,” Renaissance Society of America conference, March 21, 2009.

Chaired and introduced the session, “Typology in Dutch, Flemish and German Visual Art ca. 1400-1700, Part I” Renaissance Society of America conference, March 21, 2009.

Rembrandt’s Faith”--New Methods,” College Art Association session, Problems in Rembrandt, February 27, 2009, Los Angeles.


“The Dutch Waterscape,” and “Dutch Paintings of Feasting and Merriment,” public lectures. University of Michigan Alumni Family Camp, Faculty speaker, December 28, 29, 2008, Boyne City.

“Sacred Spaces: Rembrandt and the Jerusalem Temple,” Public lecture. Ohio State University, sponsored by Art History and Religious Studies, November 6, 2008.

“The Theme of Bacchus in Art from the Ancient Greeks through the Renaissance.” Public lecture. The Detroit Wine Club, October 29, 2008, Dearborn.

“Images of the Jerusalem Temple from Dura Europos to Poussin,” Public lecture. Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor, October 28, 2008.



Calendar of selected lectures, exhibitions, appearances, and more!