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“The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka—A Curatorial Perspective,” A Lecture by Dr. Tushara Bindu Gude
March 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Gude is the associate curator in the South and Southeast Asian Art Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the co-curator of “The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka,” the first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by a U.S. museum (on view at LACMA through June 23, 2019).
Dr. Tushara Bindu Gude received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her areas of expertise include Indian Buddhist art, South Asian courtly paintings, art of the colonial period, and the modern and contemporary art of South Asia. Her past exhibitions at LACMA include Pinaree Sanpitak: Hanging by a Thread (2013) and India’s Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow (2010-11). Dr. Gude has also recently curated several permanent collections including, Buddhism, Trade, and Diplomacy: Relationships Between Tibetan and Chinese Art (2016-17), and Monsoon: Indian Paintings of the Rainy Season (2016-17). She was also the co-curator of the exhibition Las Huellas de Buda (Traces of the Buddha) (Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, July 19 – October 14, 2018), the first pan-Asian Buddhist exhibition to be held in Mexico City.
The lecture is sponsored by the Yandunandan Center for India Studies.