The University of Iowa

WorldCanvass to Focus on Indian Arts

October 6th, 2011

This announcement appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen on Oct. 6, 2011.

The next WorldCanvass program from University of Iowa International Programs will explore “New Culture and New Welfare in South Asia: the Arts in India” at 5 p.m. Friday in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum. The production is part of a larger UI conference of the same name today through Saturday, 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, go to

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.

For more information, contact Kjaer at or 335-2026.