This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer The Ganges: River and Goddess Evening Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Code: 1J0289 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $30 Member $35 Non-Member Materials for this program Handout Resize text Sunset on the Ganges River in Varanasi The Ganges River Basin was the heartland of South Asian urban development in the 6th century B.C.E., and the river remains deeply important to many people in ways that are both physical and conceptual. Robert DeCaroli, a professor of art history at George Mason University, traces the Ganges from its origins in the peaks of the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, exploring historic and sacred locations along this mighty river, including Gangotri, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Patna, and Kolkata. The physical river, however, is only half the story. Since ancient times, the Ganges has been embodied as the goddess Ganga, and her reach stretches well beyond the riverbanks. DeCaroli examines the art and architecture used to enhance and replicate access to Ganga’s sacred waters. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.