Oct 17

Indian Art and Architecture Through the Ages

Melanie Urban

Welcome to India! Land of contrast, color, and a very long history of art. Almost 5,000 years ago, the craftsmen of the Indus Valley civilization worked in clay, bronze, and stone, creating memorable images that have survived to this day. During the 2nd millennium BCE, immigrants from Central Asia brought new gods and new myths with them. Incorporated into the great epics, such as the Mahabharata, these ideas laid the foundation for Hinduism. And they offered broad scope for art of every kind, from literature and verse to ritual images and spiritual icons. Over the centuries, many changes occurred. Reform movements, such as Buddhism, and continuing developments in the political scene offered an even broader scope for artists, architects, and craftsmen of all kinds. Trade and further migrations brought new ideas, adding to the repertoire. We will look at the arts of India spanning more than 4,000 years, from the Indus Valley civilization to the Mughal Empire, from the mid 3rd millennium BCE to the 18th century CE.

Six-Week Course Schedule | Thursdays
Oct 17 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 24 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 31 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nov 07 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nov 14 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nov 21 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom



Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.