UC Berkeley History of Art Department

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Sacred Mud: The Idea of Art in Bangladesh

Henry Glassie, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University


During years of ethnographic work in Bangladesh, living with creators and talking with them about their work, Henry Glassie came to an understanding of their idea of art. Their ideas, grounded in ecology and religious principle, united use and beauty, need and aspiration, providing a challenge to Western conventions.  History of Art is happy to have the annual Alan Dundes Lecture in Folklore in Doe Library this year.