Wieler-Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Islamic and South Asian Art
Katherine Kasdorf received her Ph.D. in South Asian art history from Columbia University in 2013. At the Walters, her work focuses primarily on the collections of South and Southeast Asian art. She curated the exhibition Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal (13 November 2016 – 16 April 2017), and is working in collaboration with other staff on new installations of the Ford Gallery (Arts of India, Nepal, and Tibet), Mezzanine (Arts of South and Southeast Asia), and Carriage House (Buddhist Arts of East and Southeast Asia). Additionally, her research focuses on the sculpture, architecture, and shifting cultural meanings of South Asian temples and their urban contexts, and on architectural reuse.