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AIA TALK: Art of Gandhara, Buddhist Imagery,--16 February

Dr. Kurt Behrendt has his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the curatorial staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he taught at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He has written numerous articles on Buddhist art in India and Tibet and on the practice of pilgrimage, including studies of relics and narrative art. He has also three books on the art, archaeology, and religious practices of Gandhara in northern India. 

"Art of Gandhara:  Indo-Mediterranean Trade and New Buddhist Imagery," 7:30 PM Wednesday, 16 February 2011, Wilson Hall Theatre

"India and Tibet:  Cultural Interactions and the Spread of Buddhism," 12:45 PM Thursday, February 17 2011, Wilson Hall 168

All events free and open to the public.  Please bring a friend!


Public Lecture on "The Berlin Wall and Peenemünde: Traces of the Modern Heritage of 20th Century Germany"

On Tuesday, February 8, Uta Mense, a Ph.D. student at the Technical University of Cottbus in Germany, will give a talk entitled: "The Berlin Wall and Peenemünde: Traces of the Modern Heritage of 20th Century Germany"

The talk will be at 7:30pm in Roberts Hall 419.

Uta Mense, born 1970 in Germany, worked as an architect in the Netherlands and
Germany. After completing the postgraduate master program, UNESCO „World Heritage
Studies,“ and working as a project-manager for EU-funded intercultural projects, Uta is currently doing research on Space Race Heritage, focusing on the United States, Russia/Kazakhstan, as well as its origins in Germany.

Please come and bring a friend!