Event Details

Date
Sep 29, 2022
Time
5:15pm
Place
Hybrid

Navina Najat Haidar is the Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is currently marking ten years of its permanent galleries. This talk will be a visual introduction to the spaces, objects, and ideas that constitute the galleries, as well as new directions ahead.

Haidar organized the exhibitions Workshop and Legacy: Stanley William Hayter, Krishna Reddy, Zarina Hashmi (2016); Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy (2015); and Treasures from India: Gems and Jewels in the Al-Thani Collection (2014) at the Met. She was involved in the planning of their permanent galleries for Islamic art, which opened in 2011, and is currently working on a series of new installations to mark their anniversary. Her future projects include an exhibition on the age of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, and a forthcoming book on the pierced window screen (jali) in Islamic architecture.

Masks are suggested and social distancing will be encouraged in the Museum's wing lecture room. This event will also be available as a webinar. Please click this link to join (Passcode: 1234).

The annual Stoikov Lecture on Asian Art at the Johnson Museum is funded by a generous gift from Judith Stoikov, Class of 1963, and is cosponsored this year by the Department of the History of Art and the Cornell South Asia Program.