PULLMAN, Wash. – The way the art of central Asia intersects and intertwines through history in many forms will be discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Todd 216, the final presentation in the Washington State University 2010-11 Common Reading Tuesdays lecture series.
“Intersections of Art and Music in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India,” will be presented by Chad Hamill, assistant professor of music, and Carol Ivory, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The free public event will include a variety of visual and musical examples.
Ivory will draw on her experience as an art historian to discuss Pakistan’s role as a cradle of Hindu and Buddhist art. This will lead into a conversation about the genre’s connections in the region between Afghanistan and the Mediterranean world.
Hamill, an ethnomusicologist, will compare classical Indian and Afghan music, tracing their connections and influences.
Common Reading Tuesdays presentations by WSU faculty experts and guests have been on topics related to this year’s common book, “Stones Into Schools,” by Greg Mortenson. For more information, and to read about next year’s book, “Physics for Future Presidents,” visit http://CommonReading.wsu.edu.