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Fall 2014

  • Harold Acton in China, 1932-1939
    La Pietra and NYU Celebrating 20 Years: Sir Harold’s Vision Realized
    Mark Roberts, Historian
    Date: Monday, 8 September
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 5:30 PM
    PDF
  • The European Union: Institutions and Decision-Making Processes
    La Pietra Dialogues - What is the EU? Why does it matter?
    Prof. Nicolò Conti, Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome and New York University Florence
    Date: Wednesday, 10 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • The Wet Cleaning of a Tapestry
    Museum Meetings – talk and lunch
    Prof. Francesca Baldry and Textile conservators Claudia Beyer and Costanza Perrone da Zara
    Date: Tuesday, 16 September
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 12:00 PM
    PDF
  • History of the EU
    La Pietra Dialogues - What is the EU? Why does it matter?
    Date: Wednesday, 17 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Welking in the Bones of Shadows
    La Pietra Dialogues In Dialogue with Writers
    Jennifer Clement, Author and NYU Alumni
    Date: Monday, 22 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Popular Opinion in Fascist Italy: Observations and Reflections
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Christopher Duggan, Professor of Italian History and Director of the Centre for Modern Italian History, The University of Reading
    Date: Tuesday, 23 September
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Italian Politics Adesso! Renzi in the Trenches
    La Pietra Dialogues
    Prof. Roberto D’Alimonte and Prof. Alessandro Chiaramonte, New York University
    Date: Monday, 29 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 5:00 PM
  • 18 Ius Soli
    Italian identities. Il cinema racconta gli italiani
    Guest: Fred Kuwornu, Director
    Date: Monday, 29 September
    Spazio Alfieri (Via dell’Ulivo 6, Florence)
    Time: 8:30 PM
  • Documentary Film Workshop
    Fred Kuwornu, Film Director
    Date: Tuesday, 30 September
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Location: Villa Sassetti or Villa Ulivi (Open to NYU Students only)
  • Describing the Real
    La Pietra Dialogues – In Dialogue with Writers
    Imma Vitelli, Jounalist – International Correspondent, Vanity Fair Italy
    Date: Wednesday, 1 October
    Location: tbc
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • A Dialogue with Egyptian Activist Esraa Abdelfattah
    La Pietra Dialogues
    Date: Thursday, 2 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Behind the Scene Tour of the Acton Collection
    Museum Meetings – tour and lunch
    Prof. Francesca Baldry, VLP Collection Manager
    Date: Tuesday, 7 October
    Location: Villa La Pietra (Open to NYU Students only)
    Time: 12:00 PM
    PDF
  • From Page to Street and Back: Visual Poetry, Photography, and Italian Urban Spaces in the Early Works of Franco Vaccari, 1965-1975
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Nicoletta Leonardi, Co-founder and Curator of Photography, a.titolo-contemporary art projects, Turin; Adjunct Professor of Art History and Cultural Studies, University of California EAP, Florence
    Date: Tuesday, 7 October
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Che strano chiamarsi Federico – Scola racconta Fellini
    Italian Identities, Il cinema racconta gli italiani
    Guests: Silvia Scola (tbc)
    Date: Tuesday, 7 October
    Location: Spazio Alfieri (Via dell’Ulivo 6, Florence)
    Time: 8:30 PM
  • Public Humanities Conference
    La Pietra and NYU Celebrating 20 Years: Sir Harold’s Vision Realized
    Date: 9 - 10 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: tbc
  • Smetto quando voglio
    Italian identities. Il cinema racconta gli italiani
    Guest: Sydney Sibilia, Director
    Date: Monday, 13 October
    Location: Spazio Alfieri (Via dell’Olivo 6, Florence)
    Time: 8:30 PM
  • The Contemporary Museum in Italy Since 1990
    Graduate Seminar Series (Organized with La Pietra Dialogues)
    Cristina Acidini, Soprintendente, Polo Museale Fiorentino; Bruce Altshuler, Professor and Director, Museum Studies, NYU; Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, President, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi; Claire Brandon, Organizer, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; Stefano Chiodi, Professor, Università degli Studi, Roma Tre, and Co-Director, Doppiozero; Francesco Garofalo, Architect and Professor, Università degli Studi “G.D’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara;  Romy Golan, Professor, Graduate Center, CUNY; Maria Grazia Messina, Professor, Università degli Studi Firenze; Renato Miracco, Cultural Attachè, Embassy of Italy, Washington DC; Beatrice Trussardi, President, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi.
    Date: Tuesday, 14 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 9:00 AM
  • Cesura and Terraproject
    La Pietra Dialogues – Documentary Photography: Through the Lens
    Date: Wednesday, 15 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Open Week
    Acton Collection and Garden
    Date: From Monday 20 to Saturday 25 Ocober
    Free guided tours in English or Italian
  • A Nation of Migration: Voices from Africa
    La Pietra Dialogues – Black Italia
    Date: Monday, 20 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 5:00 PM
  • Il capitale umano
    Italian identities. Il cinema racconte gli italiani
    Guest: Cecilia Zanuso, Editor
    Date: Monday, 20 October
    Location: Spazio Alfieri(Via dell’Ulivo 6, Florence)
    Time: 8:30 PM
  • How Things Got Out of Hand? Images of Memory and Learning as a Mirror of Musical Learning in Early Modern Europe
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Susan Weiss, Chair, Musicology, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University and Professor of German and Romance Languages
    Date: Tuesday, 21 October
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM<
  • Translating the Untranslatable: A Comparative Approach to Problems in Early Modern Literature
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Jacques Lezra, Chair, Comparative Literature, New York University and Professor of Spanish, Portuguese and Comparative Literature and Jane Tylus, Faculty Director of The Humanities Institute and Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, New York University
    Date: Tuesday, 4 November
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • The Black African in Italian History
    La Pietra Dialogues – Black Italia
    Prof. Kate Lowe, Renaissance History and Culture, Queen Mary, University of London
    Date: Wednesday, 5 November
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • The Collectors
    Museum Meetings
    Prof. Francesca Baldry, Villa La Pietra Collection Manager
    Date: Thursday, 6 November
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
    PDF
  • God as Faber: Artifice and Archetypes in Purgatorio X and in Inferno XI
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Prof. Maria Luisa Ardizzone, Associate Professor of Italian, New York University
    Date: Tuesday, 11 November
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Inside American Politics
    La Pietra Dialogues
    A gathering of American political insiders and experts
    Date: 12-14 November
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: time tbc
  • Imperfect Post Colonialism: Women Writers from the Horn of Africa
    La Pietra Dialogues – Black Italia
    A series organized by Prof. Alessandra De Maio, University of Palermo
    Date: Tuesday, 18 November
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: time tbc
  • Women’s Writing in Italy: An Author’s Reflections
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Dacia Maraini, Author
    Date: Wednesday, 19 November
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Photojournalist Monika Bulaj, author of the Hidden Light of Afghanistan
    La Pietra Dialogues –Documentary Photography: Through the Lens
    Date: Thursday, 20 November
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Picasso and Spanish Modernity – Exhibition Visit
    Museum Meetings
    With Prof. Francesca Baldry, Villa La Pietra Collection Manager
    Date: Friday, 21 November
    Location: Palazzo Strozzi
    Time: 10:00 AM (OPEN TO NYU STUDENTS ONLY)
    PDF
  • Il veltro e la composizione del poema di Dante
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Alberto Casadei, Professore ordinario, Università di Pisa
    Date: Tuesday, 2 December Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • The Restoration of the Villa
    La Pietra and NYU Celebrating 20 Years: Sir Harold’s Vision Realized
    Arch. Rudolph Rooms
    Date: Thursday, 4 December
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM

Past Events:

Spring 2014
Fall 2013
Summer 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2012
Summer 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2011
Summer 2011
Spring 2011
Fall 2010
Summer 2010
Spring 2010
Fall 2009