Noelle Giuffrida, assistant professor of East Asian art, will present a Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Work in Progress talk, titled “An Inner History of Collecting Chinese Painting for Cleveland: Sherman E. Lee and Walter Hochstadter.”

She will discuss how Sherman E. Lee (1918-2008), Cleveland Museum of Art director and curator of “Oriental” art, emerged as one of the most successful institutional collectors of Chinese painting in the 1950s and 1960s. Further, she will examine the complex relationship between Lee and German expatriate Walter Hochstadter (1914-2007) to reveal an important chapter of the inner history of Chinese painting collecting in postwar America.

The talk is free and open to the public and will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 206.

Registration for the event is recommended.