Rebecca M. Brown, Professor in the History of Art, is a scholar of colonial and post-1947 South Asian visual culture and politics, and she has served as a consultant and a curator for modern and contemporary Indian art for the Peabody Essex Museum, the Walters Art Museum, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. Her work examines urban space, modernity, visual political rhetoric, cultural diplomacy, and rhythm, motion, and time in art, visual culture, and exhibitionary contexts.
Her publications include:
- Displaying Time: The Many Temporalities of the Festival of India (University of Washington Press 2017),
- Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500–Present (co-edited with Deborah S. Hutton, Routledge 2016),
- Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection (exhibition and catalog, 2011),
- Gandhi’s Spinning Wheel and the Making of India (Routledge 2010),
- Art for a Modern India, 1947–1980 (Duke University Press 2009),
- A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture (co-edited with Deborah S. Hutton, Wiley-Blackwell 2011),
- Asian Art (co-edited with Deborah S. Hutton, Blackwell 2006),
and articles in Visual Anthropology, Res, Interventions, CSSAAME, Archives of Asian Art, Art Journal, Journal of Urban History, Screen and Journal of Asian Studies.