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Mario Paci

A series of events will be held on January 23, 2017 to commemorate the opening of the new exhibit at the East Asia Library, "Mario Paci: An Italian Maestro in China."  Two public lectures will be offered from 12:00 - 1:30 PM at the East Asia Library, followed by a recital at 4:00 PM at Toyon Hall, featuring performances of several of Mario Paci's compositions.  The East Asia Library will host an opening reception for the exhibit from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

Mario Paci

January 23, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Located in the entrance hall of the East Asian Library, "Mario Paci: An Italian Maestro in China" features an exhibition of of selected materials from the Mario Paci Papers, a collection of documents, photographs, and musical scores donated to Stanford University Libraries in 2013 by Floria and Alexander Zaharoff, Paci's daughter and grandson, with the assistance of Stanford professor Jindong Cai.  This important collection of documents is held in Stanford University Libraries Special Collections, and has recently been digitized.     

Staff dress up for O-hanashi-kai

The whole team dressed up for the O-hanashi-kai at the East Asia Library on October 28th!  After reading from books in the Japanese collection, the team introduced participants to the various collections held in at EAL.  This outreach event lead to many books being checked out and much enthusiasm around the place of the library in the campus community!  Happy Halloween!

East Asia Library

The East Asia Library hosted the annual meeting of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) this last Friday and Saturday, October 14-15th.  In this two-day meeting, NCC members from major universities in the US, Canada, and Japan discussed current and future projects.  Representatives from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, which funds many of the NCC’s projects, also participated actively in the discussions.

Chinese Library

At the entrance hall of the East Asian Library, "Xiaoze Xie: Albums, Prints and Photographs" features two intimate albums with ink drawings from the artist's travels, prints with images of books taken at libraries in China and Canada, and somber photographs suggesting burning of books. The subject, style and format of Xie's work resonate with the specific context of the site. On view Oct. 18, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017.

Xiaoze Xie, the Paul L. & Phyllis Wattis Professor of Art at Stanford University, is an internationally recognized artist who has exhibited extensively in the US and abroad. His work is in the permanent collection of such institutions as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum of Art, and Oakland Museum of California. Xie received the Painter and Sculptor’s Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2013), the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2003) and artist awards from Phoenix Art Museum (1999) and Dallas Museum of Art (1996).

An opening reception will be held at 5:00pm, November 3, 2016

Sponsors of the event:

Stanford University Libraries
Department of Art & Art History
Stanford Arts Office of the Associate Dean