The Celestial City: Newport and China
Zoom Webinar held on September 12, 2023
The Celestial City: Newport and China is currently on view at Rosecliff, the recently restored Gilded Age Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. Since Newport’s beginnings as a colonial seaport, generations of its citizens have looked to China for knowledge, beauty, fortune and freedom. In turn, many different people of Chinese heritage, including artists, merchants, immigrant entrepreneurs and women suffragists, shaped all aspects of life in Newport. Their stories are at the heart of this exhibition.
Learn more as exhibition curator, Dr. Nicole Williams, and Assistant Professor of Art History, Dr. Bing Huang, take you through an insightful tour detailing the many stories and influences between Newport and China. Moderated by Lark Mason, Jr., founder of iGavel Auctions, Emeritus President of the Appraisers Association of America and former Chairman, Asia Week New York, this panel of experts offers a fascinating view into some of the over one hundred extraordinary treasures on display.
Click here to view the webinar.