Kerry Lucinda Brown is a specialist in South Asian and Himalayan art. Her research focuses on medieval and early modern artistic and ritual traditions in Nepal, with a specialization in Newar Buddhist visual culture. In exploring the relationship between art and ritual in defining ethnic identity in the Kathmandu Valley, Dr. Brown’s research situates Newar Buddhist art within the larger context of South Asian Buddhist heritage, addressing issues of image veneration, pilgrimage, sacred landscapes, and ritual performance. Dr. Brown has contributed essays to major museum exhibition catalogues on Buddhist Art and often collaborates with museums to research and interpret their collections of South Asian and Himalayan art. She is Professor of Art History at Savannah College of Art and Design, where she teaches art history and museum studies courses.
Kerry Lucinda Brown