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Arts of South Asia and the Islamic World (iTunes U)

iTunes U
A series of lectures in two parts (approx. 45 min. per part)
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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.

Press the "View in iTunes U" button above to view the lectures. The lectures in this series include:

Indian Art and Culture from Avatar to Zenana
Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum

Surreal or Practical? India's Ethereal Architecture
Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College

The Miraculous Buddha: The Role of Miracles and Magic in the Life of the Buddha
Robert Brown, UCLA

Epic Visions: The Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Visual Culture of Early Hinduism
Robert Goldman, UC Berkeley

The Site of the Buddha's Enlightenment and Its Significance for Asian Art
Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum

An Apparent Paradox: The Sacred as Sensuous in Hindu India
Vidya, Dehejia, Columbia University

Jewels from a Brush: The Manuscript Paintings of India
Joan Cummins, Brooklyn Museum

Heavenly Bodies: The Indian Temple and Its Sculptures
Darielle Mason, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Highlighting Zoroastrians, Jains, and Sikhs
Gurinder Singh Mann, UC Santa Barbara

Content and Context of Visual Arts in the Islamic World
Priscilla Soucek, NYU

Mystics and Kings: Islam in India from the time of the Delhi Sultanate through the Great Mughals
Catherine Asher, University of Minnesota

From Baghdad to Delhi: Islamic Art at the Asian Art Museum
Qamar Adamjee, Asian Art Museum

The Shock of the New: Art Today in India and Pakistan
Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College

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