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Where: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

When: April 19, 12:00pm-6:00pm

Cost: $11 (student ticket price)

On April 19, the South Asia Institute will host a student trip to historic Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum to view its exhibition “Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence.” The exhibition, on display from February 21 to April 21, showcases the three generations of artists who shaped India’s golden age of modernist painting. Susan Bean, who recently retired as the museum’s senior curator of South Asian and Korean art, will lead a tour of the exhibition, which draws on the Peabody Essex Museum’s Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection of modern and contemporary Indian art and includes important loaned works.

The cost of attendance for this SAI event is $7 for admission to the museum. SAI will provide group transportation to and from the museum. All Harvard students are welcome to attend! The bus will pick up at CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street at 12:00pm and return to the Harvard campus at 6:00pm. E-mail Nora Maginn at to sign up for this trip.

View more information about the museum and exhibition here.