Prof. Pradosh Kumar Mishra become the Head of Art History department in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

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Varanasi: Prof. Pradosh Kumar Mishra has become the Head of Art History department in
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. After his completing his graduation in Art
History from BK College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar and Post Graduation from
Panjab University, Chandigarh, he has been teaching in BHU for more than 20
years, with specialization in Modern and Contemporary art in India. He has received
the prestigious Fulbright Nehru Fellowship to teach at University of Connecticut, US
in 2012. During his stay in the US, he also did a part research on the ‘Academic
outreach by the American Museums’ and also lectured in various American
universities in Chicago, Boston, and New York . Prof Pradosh has also curated
significant exhibitions like Fellowship: Fulbright Alumni Artist in New Delhi, Taking
Shape- a working exhibition in UConn, US; Bapu ko Karyanjali and Cosmic
Geometry of Varanasi, being organized by Govt of India in collaboration with
Central Lalit Kala Akademi and National Gallery of Modern Art and Banaras Hindu
University. Prof. Mishra has conducted extensive field work and documented artists
life and work by Traditional Stone carvers of Odisha and also published several
articles and a book on Stone to God. His headship will not only contribute to engage
Modern and contemporary art in India but will also contribute to the documentation
of Odisha modern art and its practitioners.

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