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James S. Ackerman, original member of Villa I Tatti's selection committee, dies on December 31, 2016

James S. Ackerman, original member of Villa I Tatti's selection committee, dies on December 31, 2016

January 4, 2017

Prominent architectural and art historian James Ackerman died on December 31, 2016. Born in San Francisco in 1919, Professor Ackerman was Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts at Harvard until his retirement in 1990 and became a member of I Tatti’s Selection Committee during the early 1960s, remaining on the committee for nearly thirty years. 

Online Exhibition marking the 50th Anniversary of the Arno flood

Online Exhibition marking the 50th Anniversary of the Arno flood

November 4, 2016

Following the devastating flood of '66, Villa I Tatti became the Florentine Headquarters of CRIA (Committee to Rescue Italian Art), a task force made up of scholars anxious to preserve Florence's precious artistic heritage.
This online exhibition explores the valiant efforts of CRIA during the aftermath of the flood, and examines I Tatti's central role in the recovery.