Madhuvanti Ghose lectures in Perspectives series



CHICAGO--  (March 29, 2012)   Art Institute of Chicago curator Madhuvanti Ghosewill present a lecture titled “Looking East: Laying the Foundations for the Development of Indian and Islamic Art at The Art Institute of Chicago” on Wed. April 18, 2012 as part of the East-West Perspectives lecture series in the Fourth Floor Auditorium at East-West University, 816 S. Michigan Ave., in Chicago.  The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free.


Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose is the first Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic Art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Joining the Art Institute in 2007, she was responsible for the opening of the Alsdorf Galleries of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic Art in December 2008, designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the establishment of the Later Indian and Islamic Art Galleries in 2009.


She curated the first Indian contemporary exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago with a site-specific light installation by artist Jitish Kallat, entitled Public Notice 3. The exhibition opened to the public on September 11, 2010, and closed on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Dr. Ghose is currently developing a major exhibition on the arts of Jaipur.


Madhuvanti was previously Lecturer in South Asian Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. After completing her doctoral dissertation from the University of London, she was a Research Fellow at the Department of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, UK.


East-West Perspectives is a series of monthly lectures hosted by East-West University.  All events are free, and are held on the third Tuesday of every month from January to March, October and November.  The April and May events are held on the third Wednesday of the month. 


East-West University is a private, non-profit, non-denominational four-year university in Chicago’s South Loop.  East-West is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and provides affordable, quality higher education to students from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

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