Join Marika Sardar, Ph.D, Curator for South Asia at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, for a private guided tour of the Epic Tales from Ancient India exhibition. This tour will meet in the Rotunda at 10.30 a.m., starting with a 15 minute introduction followed by a 45-60 minute tour. This tour is limited to 25 participants.
Sponsored by the Committee for the Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
Free for CAIS Members | $10 Museum members | $15 nonmembers | $5 Students
Marika Sardar, Ph.D (Catalog contributor)
Marika received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU (2007) with a dissertation on Deccani architecture. She has served as the Curator for South Asia at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha since 2016. Marika was formerly the Associate Curator of Southern Asian and Islamic Art at The San Diego Museum of Art where she curated Epic Tales from Ancient India. The exhibition traveled to the Princeton University Art Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art prior to opening at The San Diego Museum of Art on June 9. She worked for six years in the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was involved with the reinstallation of 15 galleries for Islamic art (2011) and the exhibition, The Interwoven Globe: Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800 (2013).
Publications include essays on the architectural, textile, and painting traditions of the Deccan; on the Metropolitan Museum’s excavations at Nishapur, Iran; and on Safavid and Ottoman textiles. She has also written the section on South Asian art for the textbook Asian Art (2014), co-edited, with Navina Haidar, the volume Arts of India’s Deccan Courts, 1323-1687 (2011). They also co-wrote Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy, the exhibition catalog for the 2015 exhibition of the same name at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Marika wrote chapters on The Bahmanis and their Artistic Legacy, The Courtly Tradition of Kalamkaris and Burhanpur and Aurangabad.