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Art vs. income in India is focus of several UI events Oct. 6-8

September 28th, 2011

The next WorldCanvass program from UI International Programs will explore “New Culture and New Welfare in South Asia: the Arts in India” at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum. The production is part of a larger UI conference of the same name from Oct. 6-8, and all events are free and open to the public.

This series of events will explore the relationship between different sorts of art and different levels of income in South Asia. For a full schedule of events, visit

Joining WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer will be a number of international scholars of South Asian history, traditions and arts, including UI faculty members Paul Greenough and Philip Lutgendorf, both in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and playwright and theater producer Vijay Padaki.

These events are made possible with support from a UI International Programs major project grant, an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) program grant, the South Asian Studies Program (SASP), the SASP Ananthamurthy Fund, University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, UITV, KRUI and Information Technology Services.

For more information, visit or contact Joan Kjaer at or 319-335-2026