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  • The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art makes its entire collection available to people as responses to text messages.

  • The Maccabeats a cappella group mixes music with Jewish humor to create a phenomenon with universal appeal.

  • American journalist Victoria Lautman writes about the famous and the forgotten stepwells of India in her book, “The Vanishing Stepwells of India.”

  • Latin dance styles, growing from South American, African and European traditions, make a splash in the United States.

  • Thrity Umrigar’s novels explore the cultural divide between India and the United States through universal human experiences and relatable characters.  

  • Japanese anime and manga have influenced the readership of American science fiction, fantasy and comics.

  • Whether hugely popular or under the radar, American musical styles draw inspiration from different countries and cultures.

  • MIT Ohms, the first-ever South Asian a cappella group, blends Bollywood hits with Western pop to create its own modern music.

  • Reena Esmail, an Indian American music composer and a Fulbright scholar, reflects on her career and cross-cultural experiences.

  • American artist Gary Hill talks about his innovative use of technology in art.

  • An annual festival by the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego showcases a variety of Indian performing arts.

  • The Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival is the largest Indian classical music festival outside India. 

  • The Freer|Sackler galleries in Washington, D.C., house impressive collections of India’s ancient relics and modern-day masterpieces.

  • The San Diego Museum of Art boasts of a collection of over 1,400 Indian artworks created for the Mughal, Deccani, Rajasthani and Pahari courts from the 12th to the 19th centuries.


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