Art history’s Noelle Giuffrida publishes book on Chinese art curator

Noelle Giuffrida, assistant professor in the Department of Art History and Art, authored Separating Sheep from Goats: Sherman E. Lee and Chinese Art Collecting in Postwar America. Published by University of California Press, the text investigates the history of collecting and exhibiting Chinese art through the lens of the career of renowned American curator and museum director Sherman E. Lee (1918–2008).

Drawing upon artworks and archival materials, Giuffrida excavates an international society of collectors, dealers, curators and scholars who constituted the art world in which Lee operated. By examining transnational efforts to collect and present Chinese art and scrutinizing scholarly and museological discourses of the postwar era, this book contributes to the historiography of both Chinese art and American museums.

See more information on the University of California Press website.