Talk—The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
Renown ceramic artist, curator and collector Edmund de Waal presents this talk on his fascinating and heartbreaking family legacy and its one remaining tangible component: a breathtaking collection of Japanese netsuke. A descendent of the powerful and respected Ephrussi family, which controlled a banking dynasty with branches in Paris and Vienna, de Waal inherited the carvings in 1994. He set out to find the history of the collection, discovering that his family’s many treasured possessions were all lost to the Nazis except for this one group of objects, safely hidden by a family servant. The lecture marks the publication of the paperback edition of his book, The Hare with Amber Eyes. A book signing follows the lecture.
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations
Image: Cover shot, Picador Edition, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Used with permission.