Department of Art History Elizabeth and Todd Warnock Lecture: Purchased by L. Sickman in Peking: A Conversation with Marsha Haufler

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 5 – 6 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

In the early 1930s, Laurence Sickman, acting on behalf of the Nelson Gallery in Kansas City, acquired an impressive array of objects that became the foundation for one of the most highly regarded collections of Chinese art in America. Marsha Haufler, Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas, will introduce Sickman’s acquisitions and use them to illuminate the trade in Asian objects and their reception in American art museums.