Executive Director of the Sikh Foundation
Sonia Dhami, Executive Director of the Sikh Foundation, has organized and assisted in Sikh art exhibits, conferences, community events, and publications. She has edited the richly illustrated book Games We Play: A Journey Down Memory Lane and co-edited Sikh Arts from the Kapany Collection, a joint publication of the Sikh Foundation and the Smithsonian’s Asian Cultural History Program. Prior to joining the Sikh Foundation, she was CEO of “By-Design-Art & Architecture” a design firm which executed projects for Sikh institutions around the world.
Abstract: Sikh Art from the Kapany Collection
Paul Michael Taylor and Sonia Dhami will introduce this volume, which brings together leading scholars of Sikhism and Sikh art to assess and interpret the remarkable art resource known as the Kapany Collection, using it to showcase to a broad audience the culture, history, and ethos of the Sikhs. Through this profusely illustrated book’s chapters, fifteen scholars examine the full range of Sikh artistic expression and of Sikh history and cultural life, using artworks ranging from miniature paintings, lithographs, weapons, coins, stamps, contemporary art.