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A Dialogue with Han Dongfang, Chinese Labor Activist, La Pietra Dialogues Nov 13, 2013.


Villa La Pietra is the outstanding historical villa and home of the New York University Florence program. Bequeathed to NYU in 1994 by Sir Harold Acton, the Florentine study abroad campus consists of 5 historic villas and 57 acres of gardens and olive groves. Villa La Pietra, the Acton Collection, and the Garden are maintained as they were by the Acton family and serve as an inspiration to all who live and study on the campus.

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Villa La Pietra in the Twenties: Fashion and Lifestyle, March 31 - May 15

A chance encounter with the Twenties lifestyle is offered through a special temporary display at Villa La Pietra. The visitor will be introduced to Hortense Mitchell Acton through thematic installations which include recently treated Callot Soeurs dresses, Perugia shoes, books, postcards, textiles, fans, and other personal objects collected in the villa. For further information and to book a guided tour, please contact or call 055 5007 210. The cost of the tour is Euro 20,00 per person, payable at the time of the tour. PDF

La Pietra and NYU Celebrating 20 Years: Sir Harold's Vision Realized

In this 20th anniversary year we honor this vision with a series of talks, exhibitions and performances. Events-in-Planning 2014/2015

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Upcoming Events

Renaissance Florence and Child Rights: Ospedale degli Innocenti and UNICEF
La Pietra Dialogues - Law and Society
A Conversation with Dale Rustein, Chief of Communication and Advocacy for the UNICEF Office of Research. Organized by Madison McCormick, NYU Student
Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Villa Sassetti

Black Portraiture(s) II - Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories 
Date: May 28 - 31
Time: All day conference
Location: Odeon and La Pietra

Resignifications Exhibition
Dates: May 29th to August 29, 2015
Locations: Museo Bardini, Galleria Biagiotti and Villa La Pietrai

The Season 
Full Program of the June/July Events coming up soon