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SAM Talks: Peacock in the Desert with Dr. Karni Singh Jasol

Oct 18 2018

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

7 PM – 8 PM

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Dr. Karni Singh Jasol, Director of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, and Dr. Sonal Khullar, Associate Professor of Art history at University of Washington, discuss the themes and works on view in the new exhibition, Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India.

Drawn primarily from the collections of the Mehrangarh Fort Museum of Jodhpur and private collections of the Jodhpur royal family, this evocative exhibition illuminates hundreds of years of Indian courtly life. As lead organizer of the exhibition, Dr. Jasol offers deep insight into the objects on view and the history and identity of Jodhpur's royalty.

Dr. Sonal Khullar's research and teaching interests include the art of South Asia (with a focus on the period from the 18th century until the present), transnational histories of modern and contemporary art, the anthropology of art, feminist theory, and postcolonial studies. In addition to her appointment in art history, she is an adjunct associate professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and an affiliate faculty member of the South Asian Studies program in the Jackson School of International Studies.

This public conversation takes place during the free Community Opening Celebration of Peacock in the Desert.

Photo: courtesy of Karni Jasol

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.