Long before Bernard and Mary Berenson transformed the study and appreciation of Italian Renaissance art, they arrived separately as students at Harvard in 1884. Through photographs, documents, student writings, and scholarly essays, this exhibition offers engaging portrayals not only of the two students but also of Harvard College and the Harvard Annex in the late nineteenth century.
This exhibition presents the extant correspondence - nearly all unpublished - between Bernard Berenson and Yukio Yashiro. At the height of their fame they were among the most influential art historians in the West and in Japan, respectively.
Through a series of recorded interviews, this online exhibition features a collection of first person accounts of I Tatti, from the last years of Bernard Berenson’s life at the Villa through the transition of the I Tatti from private residence to the new Harvard Center in 1961.