A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Curatorial Conversations: National Museum of Asian Art and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

In spring 2022, ten graduate students participated in a curatorial seminar titled “Emotions, Ecologies, Exhibitions: Sensing Histories in Early Modern South Asia” at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, taught by co-curators Dipti Khera and Debra Diamond. They spent the semester immersed in the painted landscapes and themes explored in A Splendid Land. Based on new research into topics ranging from poetry to pyrotechnics, sensory experience to animal husbandry, they developed guided close-looking experiences for ten paintings.