Smith College Art History Professor Dana Leibsohn, Ph.D recently visited Manila to do some research and to connect with alumnae in the Philippines.
Professor Liebsohn spoke about her work in tracing the influence of Chinese art and motifs in artifacts which appear in Mexico and Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries, one of the earliest examples of global trade. The Philippines were an important way station in this trade, an early example of globalization.
The event was hosted by Bianca Locsin ’98 at the Ayala Museum. About 20 people attended the talk, including alumnae, parents, friends, and prospective students of Smith College.