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A Tour of the World in 6 Artworks: Multivalence in the Architecture and Decoration of Shah Jahan's Jharokha at Delhi's Red Fort
Start Date: 3/9/2023Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 3/9/2023End Time: 2:00 PM
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The Weissman Center for International Business presents the third series of masterclasses in the arts, A Tour of the World in Six Artworks.

This series of 6 masterclasses by art historians will connect world cultures with the fine arts, to see if we can find an alternate way to become globally-accomplished students. For Baruch students who wish to in order to operate at the highest echelons of business and industry, a working knowledge of art history and culture will be indispensable.

Matteo Bellucci, PhD candidate in art history at the CUNY Grad Center, takes us to Mughal India with a discussion on power and legitimacy expressed through visual art. 

"Multivalence in the Architecture and Decoration of Shah Jahan's Jharokha at Delhi's Red Fort"

The jharokha at the Red Fort palace in Delhi, India, is one of the most symbolically charged architectural commissions of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-1658). The emperor built this distinctive balcony inside his palace to provide a dramatic setting for his appearances before his subjects. This lecture focuses on the jharokha’s most conspicuous features: its semi-precious stone inlay decoration with plaques imported from Florence and its unusual canopied structure. Considering both Florentine and local Mughal traditions, art historian Matteo Bellucci analyzes this cross-cultural exchange to show how the jharokha's visual forms and materials helped legitimize the imperial rule of Shah Jahan by communicating his authority.

Register for this event and the other events in the series at 

See more information about the series at

The events are free and open to the Baruch community. 
Contact Information:
Name: Sarah Demetz
Phone: 646.312.2073
Mughal balcony
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