ARTH 501-401/ SAST 502
Contemporary India: Halpern Rogarth Curatorial Seminar
R 3-5

Instructor: Michael Meister

This Curatorial Seminar will draw on the exceptional resources of the Philadelphia Museum’s Department of Indian and Himalayan Art, focusing on the growth and definition of modern and contemporary art movements in the 20th century. Building on and interacting with the extraordinarily rich visual cultures of South Asia, a number of experiments with modernism are represented in the PMA’s South Asia collections that have never been exhibited.  These will be supplemented from private collections in the northeast and India to organize an exhibition for the Wood Gallery at the PMA scheduled for July 2008 concluding with and helping to situate a major recent acquisition of the PMA, a large paper lithograph and collage by Atul Dodiya, “Shabari and her birds.”

Syllabus (PDF)