Collectors Circle Lecture Series: Dr. Joan Cummins
A distinguished scholar of the art of India, Dr. Joan Cummins, the Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art, has been at the Brooklyn Museum since 2007. She will focus on “Temporary Bodies: Religious Sculpture of India” in her Collectors Circle Lecture.
Dr. Cummins is currently working on a major reinstallation of the Brooklyn’s galleries of Asian and Middle Eastern art. In 2011, she curated an international loan exhibition, Vishnu: Hindu’s Blue-Skinned Savior, which traveled to the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville.
Prior to joining the Brooklyn Museum, Dr. Cummins was Assistant Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, and Himalayan Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, she wrote Indian Painting from Cave Temples to the Colonial Period, based on the museum’s collection. She also curated Buddhist Arts of Asia for the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Japan.
A noted lecturer, Dr. Cummins holds her BA from Brown University and her MA, MPhil, and PhD from Columbia University. Her dissertation examined temples dedicated to the Hindu sun god, Surya.
The Collectors Circle Lecture Series features some of the world’s foremost art historians, curators, artists, and collectors. A cocktail hour for Collectors Circle members only, also sponsored by Northern Trust, will be held one hour before the lecture.
Lecture Series sponsored by Northern Trust.