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The Wonders of India: Art & Architecture

Jaipur by Leon Yaakov CC

If your knowledge of India is limited to how delicious saag paneer tastes, consider broadening your scope with The Wonders of India: Art & Architecture, a lecture offered by the Albuquerque International Association on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 3pm. Don’t get me wrong—spinach + cheese + spices = culinary perfection—but there’s vastly more to the world’s second most populous country and its 28 World Heritage sites than mouthwatering cuisine.

Dr. Ned O’Malia, who teaches at UNM’s Honors College and holds a Ph.D. in Asian Religions from Temple University, plans to cover everything from the very famous (like the Taj Mahal) to the prurient (Kuranjuro’s so-called “erotic temples”) to the semi-obscure (such as the Gothic stylings of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railroad terminus in Bombay). Pictures from his own travels provide the visuals, and the floor will be opened to questions after the talk.

It’s all part of a lecture series called The Asian Century?, intended to broaden understanding of the impact that China, Japan, Korea and India will have on world culture and commerce in the 21st century. Tickets run $15 to $20, but they’re free for students under 26 with ID. Buy at the door or online, but seating is limited at the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW), so advanced registration is encouraged. See abqinternational.org for more info. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History • Sun Jan 11 • 3pm • $15-$20, FREE for students under 26 with ID • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar