An Imperial Mughal Album Folio at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Event Type Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture
Date calendar  Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Time clock  6:00pm - 7:30pm (1h 30m)
Location FIA Theater

In 2019, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) acquired a richly-detailed, double-sided folio that once belonged to an album commissioned by the emperor She Jahan (r. 1628-58), patron of the Taj Mahal, toward the end of his reign. In this presentation, we will take a close look at the DIA folio, as well as related works, exploring its details, its historical and artistic contexts, and what it tells as about imperial Mughal art-collecting practices.

Dr. Katherine E. Kasdorf received her PhD in South Asian art history from Columbia University in 2013 and is Associate Curator of Arts of Asia and the Islamic World at the Detroit Institute of Arts.