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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.

Jean-Joseph Chamant: The Lost Sketchbook

From the Institute of Fine Arts. This video explores the conservation work done on an 18th century sketchbook that was recently discovered at NYU's Villa La Pietra, in Florence, Italy. The conservation was performed by IFA alumna Morgan Adams under the supervision of Maria Fredericks, Drue Heinz Book Conservator, Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan Library & Museum. VIDEO

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Upcoming Events

Escaping from Hyenas: from Eritrea to Lampedusa
La Pietra Dialogues - In Dialogue with Writers
Imma Vitelli, International Correspondent for Vanity Fair Italy
Date: Wednesday, 1 October
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Villa Sassetti

Women for Rights: The Role of Women's Activism in Promoting Human Rights and Civil Liberties in Egypt
La Pietra Dialogues - Women
A Dialogue with Egyptian Activist Esraa Abdelfattah
Date: Thursday, 2 October
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Villa Sassetti

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Acton Collection: La Camera Blu e la Camera Verde
Museum Meetings
Francesca Baldry, Collection Manager will visit through two private rooms (Open to NYU Students Only)
Date: Tuesday, 7 October
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Villa La Pietra

From Page to Street and Back: Photography, Visual Poetry and the Italian City in the Work of Franco Vaccari, 1965-75
Grauate Studies Seminar
Prof. Nicoletta Leonardi, Co-founder and Curator of Photography, a.titolo-contemporary art projects, Turin; Adjunct Professor of Art History and Cultural Studies, Uninversity of California EAP, Florence
Date: Tuesday, 7 October
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Villa La Pietra

Che strano chiamarsi Federico
Italian Identities as told throught Cinema
Guests: Silvia Scola, Screenwriter and Giovanni Bogani, Film Critic
Date: Tuesday, 7 October
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Spazio Alfieri (Via dell’Ulivo 6, Florence)