The Arts in Contemporary India – Friday, October 19

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In addition to the launch of the ‘Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection’, we are hosting a full day of Indian art, music, and dance that is free and open to the public. Lectures will be presented by three South Asian art and culture experts: Dr. Rebecca Brown from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Tejaswini Ganti from New York University, and Ms. Kathryn Myers from the University of Connecticut. In addition, please join us for a lecture and performance by Abhijit Banerjee and the TARANG Ensemble, world famous Indian percussionists. Abhijit Banerjee is one of the world’s top Indian tabla players. He has toured extensively, recorded numerous CDs, and has taught courses and seminars worldwide. Apart from his contributions to Indian music, he has left his mark in a diverse field of world crossover music both as a performer and composer. He founded TARANG, a group of five world class percussionists.

Please see a complete list of times and locations below. To order tickets for the Saturday night performance by Abhijit Banerjee and the TARANG ensemble, please visit the TCNJ Box Office

Friday, October 19, 2012

10:30- 11:00 AM Light Refreshments Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall
11:00 – 11:30 AM TCNJ Saathiya and Shishya School Of Performing Arts Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall
11:30 – 12:30 PM Abhijit Banerjee, Tabla Master and Foundation of the TARANG Ensemble Keynote address: Pampara: The Journey of Indian Classical Music Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall
12:30 – 1:30 PM Break/Lunch Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall
1:30 - 2:20 PM Dr. Rebecca Brown, Teaching Professor, History of Art, Johns Hopkins UniversityKeynote address: Goddess and Peasant: Embracing the Figure in Modernist Indian Art Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall
2:20 - 3:10 PM Dr. Tejaswini Ganti, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, New York University Keynote address: From Vice to Virtue: The Altered Cultural Status of Hindi Cinema in Contemporary India Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall
3:10 - 4:00 PM Kathryn Myers, Professor of Painting, Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut Keynote address: Regarding India: Video Interviews with Contemporary Artists Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall
4:00 – 4:30 PM Abhijit Banerjee Open Tabla Masterclass Choir Room, Music Building
4:30 – 6:30 PM Exhibition Opening Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection TCNJ Art Gallery, AIMM Building
8:00 PM Performance by Abhijit Banerjee & The TARANG Ensemble Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall

 This program is presented in association with The Fertile Crescent, a program of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art.