Diwali Celebration at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Guided Tour of the South Asian Galleries
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Kurt A. Behrendt
Associate Curator of South Asian Art
Kurt Behrendt has been at the Met since 2006. He has done more than half dozen exhibitions including Buddhism along the Silk Road (2012) and Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations (2014) and has published widely on the Buddhist art and architecture of the India sub-continent. Before coming to the Met, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses on South Asian art at Temple University. Ongoing field research in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Southeast Asia and Japan provides a foundation for his exhibitions and publications. His 1997 Ph.D. from U.C.L.A. focused on the Buddhist Architecture of Gandhara.
- ———. The Buddhist Architecture of Gandhara. Leiden: Brill academic publishers, 2004.