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Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum

Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum

In what now seems like an amazingly prescient move, the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut began seriously collecting contemporary art from India in 2004. That was the year the museum mounted a show called "Masala: Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art," which garnered a rave review by Holland Cotter in the New York Times.

Ten years later, the Benton has mounted a fascinating follow-up, called "Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora," featuring 15 contemporary artists, nine of whom live and work in India, the others of Indian descent living elsewhere — and none of whom appeared in that earlier show. But, as...