Robert L. Brown taught Indian and Southeast Asian Art at UCLA for over three decades, and was himself an alumni of the department having received his Ph.D. in Indian art history in 1981.  In 2001, he was appointed Curator in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Art at LACMA, a position he held jointly alongside his UCLA professorship. He curated such exhibitions as The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka (2018-19), the first comprehensive exhibition of Sri Lankan art by an American museum, which welcomed over 120,000 visitors during its run. His books include Art from Thailand (Marg 1999), Roots of Tantra (SUNY 2002), and the Encyclopedia of India, 4 vols. (senior editor Stanley Wolpert; Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005).  At UCLA, he trained over twenty graduate students who now hold positions in major museums and universities throughout the USA. Contact: