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Midnight and The Moderns: Mapping Progressive Pasts and Proposing Secular Futures (Complete)

NEW YORK, September 17. 2018 — In 1947, India achieved independence from the British Empire. Minutes later, a group of six young firebrands came together to form the Progressive Artists' Group. Their goals? Create modern art and a new visual language for the nascent republic. As part of the opening festivities for The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India, exhibition guest curator Zehra Jumabhoy traces the founding ideology of India's "quintessential moderns" — and details their long association with the Rockefeller family and Asia Society. (1 hr., 4 min.)

Explore all of Asia Society's Season of India.


Current Affairs
 /  New York
Oxford University historian Faisal Devji examines the decline of religion in society and its effect on modernity.
Arts
 /  New York
Notable collectors of Indian modern art, including art from the Progressive Artists' Group (PAG), talk about their artistic and collecting philosophy with Asia Society's Boon Hui Tan.
Arts
 /  New York
Upon the launch of Asia Society's new exhibition 'The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India,' curators and scholars share their academic work on India's first modern artists.
Business
 /  New York
Experts on the world's sixth-largest economy debate what India might look like by mid-century.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
A series of programs and special events held in conjunction with the exhibition "The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India."
Current Affairs
 /  Northern California
At COAL + ICE in San Francisco, Asia Society Northern California and the Long Now Foundation collaborate on a series of 15-minute conversations about the future of climate change.
Current Affairs
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Current Affairs
 /  Southern California
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Education
A good example of how a teacher can organize basic instruction effectively to maximize learning.
Current Affairs
 /  Southern California
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Current Affairs
 /  Southern California
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Current Affairs
 /  Southern California
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