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Qureshi's dialogue with other artistic and cultural works is central to an understanding of her paintings. This exhibition juxtaposes her contemporary miniatures with historically relevant works to help viewers make connections to the source material that Qureshi references, critiques, or upends.

Samuel Bourne. English, 1834-1912
Taj Mahal, c. 1860s
Albumen print.
Mounted: 15 5/8 x 17 3/8 in
Smith College Museum of Art
Purchased with the Hillyer-Tryon-Mather Fund, with funds given in memory of Nancy Newhall (Nancy Parker, class of 1930) and in honor of Beaumont Newhall, and with funds given in honor of Ruth Wedgwood Kennedy
Nusra Latif Qureshi
Born Pakistan, 1973
Mohabat ka Mazar (Shrine of Remembrance), 2001
Gouache and acrylic on wasli
6 5/8 x 7 ½ in.
Collection of Ronak and Iqbal Lakhani
William Hooker after James Forbes
English, active, early 19th century
Bulbul or Indian Nightingale on a
Sprig of Custard Apple Tree,
1813
Lithograph with hand coloring on paper
12 x 9 7/16 in.
Smith College Museum of Art
Gift of Ora Van Slyke (class of 1911)
Nusra Latif Qureshi
Born Pakistan, 1973
Specifications of Desire, 2002
Gouache, ink, graphite, and watercolor on wasli
8 11/16 x 10 5/8
Collection of Mehrin Masud-Elias and Jamal J. Elias
Unknown. India, Mughal
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1627-1658),
mid-18th century
Opaque watercolor on paper, heightened with gold
7 1/16 x 4 13/16 in.
Smith College Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Kenneth Galbraith (Catherine Atwater, class of 1934)

Nusra Latif Qureshi
Born Pakistan, 1973
Considerate Flying Objects III, 2002
Gouache and acrylic paints on wasli
8 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.
Private collection