On-site at the museum
Dr. Siddhartha Shah reflects on the rise of modernity in South Asia, which revolutionized the visual arts of a newly independent subcontinent.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Siddhartha V. Shah is the Director of Education and Civic Engagement and Curator of South Asian Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, which is home to one of the leading collections of modern Indian art outside the subcontinent. Dr. Shah earned his BA in art history from Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Hindu philosophy and Jungian psychoanalysis from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a PhD in art history from Columbia University. His academic and curatorial projects have been featured in publications ranging from The Times of India and India Today, to The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and Psychology Today.
Image: Untitled, 1973, by Tyeb Mehta (Indian, 1925 – 2009). Acrylic on canvas. Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, 2001, E301099. Photograph courtesy of the Estate of Tyeb Mehta and Peabody Essex Museum.
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