SAAC Indic Art Study Group

The SAAC Indic Art Study Group meets regularly, usually once a month, to explore in depth the wide world of Indic arts. The group meets in the San Diego Museum of Art Boardroom on Saturdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Please see the schedule below for dates and topics. Please use the links below if you wish to RSVP or receive additional information.

NOTE: The Study Group is free, but if you are not a member of the museum, you will need to pay the entrance fee.
Painting by Raja Ravi Varma


A variety of reading materials, additional references and presentations will be provided for each study group topic. Please use the link below to access these materials.

2019 – Exploring Indian Painting

August 24 – Types, Techniques, Themes
September 21 – CANCELLED
October 5 – Aesthetics, Iconometry, Color Symbolism
November 2 – Rajasthani Painting (Allie Arnell)
December 14 – Rajasthani Painting – Contd. (Allie Arnell)

2020 – Exploring Indian Painting (Contd.)

January 11 – Pleasure Themes and Ragamalas (Ravi)
February 8 – Mughal Painting (Allie) 
March 7 – Deccani Painting (Ravi)
April 4 – Company School Painting (Allie)
May 2 – Norton-Simon Museum Pre-Tour Lectures  (Ravi & Will)
May 30 – South Indian Painting & Folk Traditions  (Ravi)
June 27 – Approaching a Painting (“Unpacking”) (Ravi)
July 11 – Presentations  by group members (Allie & Ravi)

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