2015 – CAIS Events

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015, 3 p.m.15-02PaysonStevensMessages From India: Video Tone Poems/VTPsPayson Stevens A tone poem is a classically defined piece of orchestral music, usually in one movement, on a descriptive or rhapsodic theme. Click for flyer
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015, noon,
    Museum Rotunda,
    Conversation
    with the Curator Series: Private
    Tour of current Lalla Essaydi
    Exhibition of Photos, 2005 – 2013 Marika Sardar, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Southern Asian and Islamic Art, San Diego Museum of Art This New York based photographer explores issues surrounding the role of women in the Arab culture and their representation in the western European artistic tradition. Click for flyer
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015, 3 pm, Museum Boardroom15-09-KarmaLTsomoFilm: “Indian Roots of Tibetan Buddhism,” directed and narrated by Benoy K. Bhel. There will be remarks by Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, where she teaches Buddhism, World Religions, and Images of Enlightenment.
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  • Saturday, October 24, 2015, noon, Museum Boardroom15-05-MarikaSardarCuratorArt from the Land of Diamonds:
    India’s Deccan Courts
    Marika Sardar, Ph.D.,
    Associate Curator of Southern Asian and Islamic Art,
    San Diego Museum of Art
    Five great sultanates ruled over the Deccan, in central India, at the same time as the Mughal Empire, producing wonderful paintings, textiles and metalwork. This lecture will introduce the art from these five courts, the subject of a recent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art co-curated by Dr. Marika Sardar.

    The lecture will present new discoveries and research made in the course of preparing for the exhibition and will highlight the paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art that traveled to New York.
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