Perched up on the Peak with a spectacular view of the harbour is Victoria House, a 1950s colonial architecture, which is home to the Chief Secretary of Hong Kong for the past half a century. Mrs. Lisa Tang, an ardent supporter of the arts, has graciously consented to open her home for our talk on 'Women Collectors' with an afternoon tea for our members. Come and enjoy a luxurious and leisurely Sunday afternoon with family and friends!
Our guest speaker, Catherine Maudsley will give a talk on 5 great women collectors, namely, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Helena Rubinstein, Peggy Guggenheim, Doris Duke and Barbara Hutton, all shared a deep passion for art and collecting. While their collections of Western art are well known, little is known of their interests in Asian, Islamic and African art. This lecture examines how these interests grew and evaluates the legacies of their collections.
Maudsley was educated in Canada, USA, Beijing, Hong Kong and Kyoto and holds MA and MPhil degrees in fine arts and religion. The recipient of numerous scholarly awards and research fellowships, Catherine has been a guest lecturer to over 30 organizations, including Sotheby's Institute of Arts as well as global forums.