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Trivedi Publishes Essay in Edited Volume

An article written by Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi was recently published in an edited volume. “Making Women (In)visible?: homespun in the nationalist politics of dress and identity in modern India” is included in Woman’s Eye, Woman’s Hand.  More ...

Anand Patel, with his wife Jaya, left, and son Gautam, right, pose with Lisa Trivedi and a portrait of Pranlal Pratel, whose work is on exhibit at the Wellin Museum of Art.
Refocusing the Lens Exhibits Patel’s Uncommon Photographs of Indian Women

When celebrated Indian street photographer Pranlal K. Patel died in January at the age of 104, he left behind an impressive legacy and 70 years worth of works. An exhibit at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art has brought new life to some of the artist’s images from the early twentieth century.  More ...

Making brooms, Saraspur, Ahmedabad, 1937 Courtesy of the artist
Wellin Museum “Must See” Exhibition Closes April 15

Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal K. Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad,” an exhibition at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, closes on April 15. The exhibition is free and open to the public.  More ...

Woman Selling Butter
New York Times "India Ink" Features Wellin Show

The New York TimesIndia Ink” blog featured a story on Pranlal Patel and the images he took of Indian women that will be exhibited by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art beginning Feb. 1. “A Pioneer of Street Photography Leaves Behind Strong Images of Indian Women,” published on Jan. 30, included interviews with Patel, his family and Professor of History Lisa Trivedi, co-curator of the Wellin show, “Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal K. Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad.”  More ...

Making brooms, Saraspur, Ahmedabad, 1937 Courtesy of the artist
Wellin Museum Presents Two Photography Exhibitions

Two new photography exhibitions, “Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad” and “In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice” debut on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.  More ...

Cleaning seeds from cotton, Raipur, Ahmedabad, 1937 - Courtesy of the artist
ARTnews Proclaims Wellin Museum Show "A Must See"

"Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal K. Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad" hasn’t yet opened at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. But that hasn’t kept ARTnews from noticing and celebrating the upcoming exhibition on its website and in print. The publication’s  Jan. 23 article, “10 Must-See Museum Photo Shows of Spring 2014,” includes the Wellin exhibition along with shows at prestigious institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery and the High Museum of Art.  More ...

Making brooms, Saraspur, Ahmedabad, 1937 Courtesy of the artist
Times of India Features Wellin Museum Exhibition

The Times of India featured an upcoming Wellin Museum exhibition, “Refocusing the Lens:Pranlal Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad,”  in an article that provided both an overview of the show and a review of the 104-year-old Patel’s lengthy career. The Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India and has among the highest circulation rates of English dailies worldwide.  More ...

Students meet with Mary Lee Hodgens, associate director of Light Work in Syracuse.
Interdisciplinary Art and History Class Will Culminate in Wellin Exhibit

On Feb. 1 of next semester, the Wellin Museum of Art will showcase two very special exhibitions side-by-side: In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, and Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad. What makes these exhibitions so special is that they will represent the culmination of two semester-long interdisciplinary courses that have been co-taught by Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight and Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi.  More ...

Students from Art 370 and History 370 classes at Rochester's Eastman Museum.
Trivedi, Knight Classes Visit Eastman Museum, Light Works

Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi and Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight took their classes (History 370 and Art 370) on a field trip to the Eastman Museum in Rochester and to Light Work in Syracuse on Oct. 3.   More ...

Anderson Tuggle '14
Anderson Tuggle ’14 Studies Princely States

While studying abroad in Rajasthan, India, Anderson Tuggle ’14 assumed he would experience a new and unfamiliar culture. He was not aware that he would uncover a chapter of history that is largely forgotten. In his project funded by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, Tuggle is researching India’s political integration after achieving independence from Britain.  More ...

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