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CANCELED: Subterranean Ghosts: The Vanishing Stepwells of India

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CANCELED: Subterranean Ghosts: The Vanishing Stepwells of India

Location: Museum Boardroom

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Museum Boardroom
Free to SAAC Members / $10 Museum members /$15 nonmembers / $5 students, military

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated by the California Department of Public Health . Due to their recommendations of limiting nonessential gatherings through the end of March, the Museum is canceling this event.  Tickets are fully refundable. We regret the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding of these circumstances. Please contact the Museum with any questions at 619.232.7931.


Veteran journalist and art historian Victoria Lautman spent years documenting and photographing the magnificent stepwells in India. These unique water-harvesting structures—marvels of architecture, engineering, and art—proliferated throughout the subcontinent for over a millennium, but eventually faded into oblivion by the 19th century. In this lecture, Lautman will trace the fascinating history, variety, and current state of India’s least-known edifices. She is the author of the book The Vanishing Stepwells of India, published in 2017.
Sponsored by the South Asian Arts Council



March 14, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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