The Preservation Society of Newport County Fall Lecture Series
"The Celestial City: A Closer Look at Treasures Illuminating China’s Contributions to Newport"
Thursday, October 26, 2023
6:00pm – 7:00pm EDT
Live at Rosecliff and via Zoom Video Conference
In conjunction with groundbreaking exhibition, The Celestial City: Newport and China, the Fall Lecture Series explores different aspects of the Chinese-American experience and the many ways life in Newport and America was influenced and enriched by people of Chinese heritage.
Presented by Dr. Nicole Williams, Preservation Society curator of collections and curator of the The Celestial City exhibit, and Dr. Bing Huang, Assistant Professor of Art History at Providence College, this second lecture highlights the dazzling artworks in the show that reveal the unsung contributions of Chinese and Chinese-American individuals to life in Newport.
Gain an insider's look as Dr. Williams and Dr. Huang tell inspiring stories about the Chinese artists, merchants, immigrant entrepreneurs and women suffragists who shaped the city’s culture, economy and politics. Dr. Williams also will discuss the show’s innovative curatorial process that engaged descendants, contemporary artists and scholars across multiple disciplines.
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