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Tue, October 02, 2018

18:00 – 19:30

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia

Harold in China, 1932-1939: Photographs from the Acton Collection (Exhibition open from October 2, 2018, to February 28, 2019)

Talk – Harold in China: The Curation Process

Inauguration of the exhibition, curated and presented by Feiran Lyu, NYU student, Global Liberal Studies, with Francesca Baldry, Collection Manager and Ellyn Toscano, Director, Villa La Pietra, New York University.


Also part of the series:

October 4 at 6:00 pm – Villa La Pietra
A Solitary Flower’: Bachelordom and Harold Acton’s China.
A Consideration of Harold Acton in China within a Framework of Queer Kinship and Cosmopolitanism.
A talk by Kristin Mahoney, Michigan State University

February 4, 2019, all day symposium – Villa La Pietra
Harold Acton in China – A Dialogue Between East and West: Chinese Culture, Collecting, and Chinoiserie at Villa La Pietra
A program of scholarly talkes co-chaired by Professors Perry Klass and Larry Wolff, Co-Directors NYU Florence.

For information on how to visit Villa La Pietra, please click HERE.

Museum Meetings is a cycle of conversations in art spaces designed for all students. It is dedicated to various aspects of art and museums, including: art history, photography, anthropology, collecting, display, techniques and media, conservation, and the role of museums and archives in society today. The program originates in the Acton Collection and expands to other locations in Florence and Italy. All the meetings are conceived as discussions and envisage an active participation.