Connected \\ July 11, 2018
New curator of Indian and South Asian Art
Siddhartha V. Shah has spent his life focusing on how art transforms the mind and spirit. To now be working in a museum whose mission is all about transformation through art and culture seems the right fit.
© 2018 Peabody Essex Museum. Photography by Bob Packert
As the new Curator of Indian and South Asian Art, Shah brings an eclectic resume to the role. He comes to PEM from Columbia University with interests that cover aesthetics of imperial rule in British India, Tantric cults of the Divine Feminine, and late 19th-century British and French painting. In addition to his work as an independent curator, he also has taught yoga workshops, helping people go deeper into their practice through understanding the link between yoga and mythology. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Illumine, a Chicago-based publication focused on yoga.