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Old and New Fields of Art in South Asia

Professor Sonal Khullar
S. Khullar
Professor Khullar
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Allen Library (ALB), Allen Auditorium

While the Hindu temple and the Mughal miniature are perhaps the best known examples of South Asian art and well represented in university syllabuses and museum displays, modern and contemporary South Asian art is an emerging scholarly field with new theories, methods, objects, and sites of study. Its impact has been evident in recent exhibitions at major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Tate Modern as well as in an explosion of galleries, museums, and biennales worldwide in the twenty-first century. This talk will survey some of the shifts in the teaching and research of South Asian art, addressing goals and challenges for the professional academic and librarian.

Professor Khullar's research and teaching interests include the art of South Asia (with a focus on the period from the eighteenth century until the present), transnational histories of modern and contemporary art, the anthropology of art, feminist theory, and postcolonial studies. In addition to her full-time appointment in art history,  she is an adjunct associate professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and an affiliate faculty member of the South Asian Studies program in the Jackson School of International Studies.


More on Professor Khullar here.