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Join the Society for Asian Art as we explore the art of India and the Islamic world. As in past seasons, the Fall 2011 lecture series will feature prominent scholars and curators from across the country and showcase many treasures of the Asian Art Museum. An array of topics will be discussed, including the life and visual representation of the Buddha; Hindu gods and goddesses and the depiction of heavenly bodies; sacred architecture; Hindu epics; the diversity of South Asian religious practice and the rise of Islam across Asia; Mughals, maharajas, and manuscript paintings; and contemporary Indian art. This lecture series coincides with the beginning of a three-year training program for new Asian Art Museum docents.

Arts of South Asia and the Islamic World: Beliefs Made Visible Asian Art Museum

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Join the Society for Asian Art as we explore the art of India and the Islamic world. As in past seasons, the Fall 2011 lecture series will feature prominent scholars and curators from across the country and showcase many treasures of the Asian Art Museum. An array of topics will be discussed, including the life and visual representation of the Buddha; Hindu gods and goddesses and the depiction of heavenly bodies; sacred architecture; Hindu epics; the diversity of South Asian religious practice and the rise of Islam across Asia; Mughals, maharajas, and manuscript paintings; and contemporary Indian art. This lecture series coincides with the beginning of a three-year training program for new Asian Art Museum docents.

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    Indian Art and Culture from Avatar to Zenana (9/2/2011) - Part I

    Indian Art and Culture from Avatar to Zenana (9/2/2011) - Part I

    Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum

    • 41 Min.
    • video
    Indian Art and Culture from Avatar to Zenana (9/2/2011) - Part II

    Indian Art and Culture from Avatar to Zenana (9/2/2011) - Part II

    Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum

    • 42 Min.
    • video
    Surreal or Practical? India's Ethereal Architecture (9/9/2011) - Part I

    Surreal or Practical? India's Ethereal Architecture (9/9/2011) - Part I

    Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College

    • 44 Min.
    • video
    Surreal or Practical? India's Ethereal Architecture (9/9/2011) - Part II

    Surreal or Practical? India's Ethereal Architecture (9/9/2011) - Part II

    Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College

    • 51 Min.
    • video
    The Miraculous Buddha: The Role of Miracles and Magic in the Life of the Buddha (9/16/2011) - Part I

    The Miraculous Buddha: The Role of Miracles and Magic in the Life of the Buddha (9/16/2011) - Part I

    Robert Brown, UCLA

    • 41 Min.
    • video
    The Miraculous Buddha: The Role of Miracles and Magic in the Life of the Buddha (9/16/2011) - Part II

    The Miraculous Buddha: The Role of Miracles and Magic in the Life of the Buddha (9/16/2011) - Part II

    Robert Brown, UCLA

    • 29 Min.

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