Internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander will serve as the ninth guest curator of the "Selects" exhibition series in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Gallery, devoted to showing the museum's permanent collection. Sikander will mine and interpret the museum's collection and produce an installation of selected work. This exhibition will include a new work created by Sikander, inspired by Cooper-Hewitt's collection. Trained as a miniaturist at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, Sikander merges the traditional South Asian art of miniature painting with contemporary forms and styles. Her work explores the relationship between the present and the past and the richness of multicultural identities.