MFA Highlights: Arts of South Asia

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A concise introduction to the MFA Boston’s celebrated collection of South Asian art. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is home to an important collection of  artworks from South Asia that spans a large geographical area―comprising  India and the countries that surround it―and more than four millennia.  Among these objects are expressive figures in bronze and stone, dazzlingly intricate miniature paintings, luxury textiles and exquisite  metalwork.

Arranged thematically around dualities of art and  craft, sacred and secular, Hindu and Muslim, real and ideal, male and female, and local and foreign―reflecting and challenging the dualistic  thinking often applied to South Asian art―the works gathered in this  volume reveal the richness and depth of South Asian art and culture.

About the Author

Laura Weinstein is Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 



  • Paperback :  184 pages 
  • 145 color illustrations
  • Product Dimensions :  7.4 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches 
  • Publisher :  MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (August 4, 2020)