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India Today Symposium to feature husband, wife art lectures

Talks to conclude fall symposium


Two lectures on art in India art will take place at noon, Friday, Nov. 12, in the Baker University Center Multicultural Center.

The guest speakers will be Omprakash Naik and his wife, Neeta Omprakash Naique. The couple are visiting international scholars at the University of Connecticut who live in the former Portuguese state of Goa, India.  

Omprakash, an educator of aesthetics and art history at the Goa College of Arts, will deliver the lecture "Modernity:  It's Concept and Context in Relation to Indian Art."

Neeta, an exhibition curator, educator and critic, will give the lecture "Metamorphosis of Mythical Images in 20th and 21st Century Indian Art," during the event.

The lectures will conclude the "India Today: Arts, Culture and Social Justice Fall Symposium on South Asia." The presentations have addressed traditional and contemporary aspects of Indian arts and culture.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be available. The symposium was sponsored by:  College of Arts and Sciences; Office of Research and Creative Activity; Office of Diversity, Access and Equity; Department of History; Department of English; International Student and Faculty Services; Center for International Studies; and Friends of India.