Risha K. Lee, who received her Ph.D. last year at Columbia, has been tapped to be the new assistant curator of Indian and Southeast art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Dr. Lee did her undergraduate work at Harvard, and served as a curatorial intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also worked as a curatorial assistant at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The news release has a little bit about her doctoral work:
“Her dissertation explores the transmission of art and ideas between India and China from the 9th through 13th centuries by Tamil merchants who plied the trade routes of the Indian Ocean and South China seas.”
Congratulations, Dr. Lee.