Fall 2008

ARTH 514/ SAST 505 • Studying South Asian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art • F 12-2

Instructor: Meister

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has one of the finest Indian and Himalayan art collections in the Americas, a long history of collecting, and a strong record of collaborative curatorial activity with the University of Pennsylvania. W. Norman Brown, founder of Penn’s South Asia Department, was an acting curator; he helped hire Stella Kramrisch from India as a professor at Penn and curator at the PMA; the current Stella Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art at the museum, Darielle Mason, received her Ph.D. in the History of Art from Penn. Until Dec. 7, a gallery exhibition, “Multiple Modernities: India 1905-2005” organized by Penn students in a Halpern-Rogath Curatorial Seminar at Penn last year, will be on display in the William P. Wood

This seminar is set up to give students with wide interest in the arts of South Asia an
opportunity to learn about and to use the rich resources of the Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania Museums’ collections.

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