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africans in india exhibit

Africans in India:
From Slaves to Generals and Rulers

March 8 through May 6, 2017
Charles B. Wang Center Zodiac Gallery

Curated by Dr. Sylviane A. Diouf of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute and Kenneth X. Robbins, a collector and expert in Indian art, this groundbreaking exhibition retraces the lives and achievements of Africans in the Indian subcontinent from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.

This exhibition, the first of its kind, features over 100 photographic reproductions of paintings and contemporary photographs documenting the lives and achievements of some of the East African diaspora in India, known as Habshis and Siddis.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Mattoo Center for India Studies and supported by the Humanities Institute, the Departments of History and Africana Studies, and the Faculty of Arts,  and Social Sciences at Stony Brook University.


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Africans in India
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

South Asia, Africa, and Indian Ocean Connections
Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 12 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

Malik Ambar and the Making of the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World
Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I




wanderluster in asia poster

Mark Edward Harris:
A Wanderluster in Asia

March 8 through May 31, 2017
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

More photographs are taken today than ever before, but most are now made with mobile phones, not stand-alone cameras. As the camera falls increasingly out of trend, this exhibition brings it and the photographer’s journey back in focus. Mark Edward Harris has traveled to and taken photographs in more than 90 countries. The exhibition focuses on his travels in Asia, including China, Japan, North and South Korea, Iran, India, Nepal, Myanmar, and Vietnam, complete with an impressive display of quality photographs. Streams of Harris’s humanistic photographs of daily life refocuses the viewer’s attention beyond social injustice and politics.



The Fine Art of Travel Photography
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 11:30 AM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I



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