Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, California 91101
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm
the Royal and Divine:
Indian Paintings and Sculptures
July 14, 2004 through October 3, 2004
Krishna and Radha
India, late 19th C.
Oil and gilt on paper
Pacific Asia Museum Collection,
Museum purchase 2003
In anticipation of the Museum’s 2004 Festival of the Autumn
Moon, which will celebrate the wonders of India’s Bollywood,
Pacific Asia Museum is presenting an exhibition of rarely seen Indian
art works from its permanent collection. The exhibition will include
finely executed miniature paintings of Hindu gods and goddesses
and portraits of important kings and their courtiers. A number of
these paintings were recent gifts to the collection from the Nancy
King Collection and have never been shown before. Several folk paintings
of popular deities were recently bequeathed to the museum by Colonel
William F. Johnston and will provide an interesting contrast to
the delicate miniature paintings. A number of important stone and
bronze sculptures of Hindu deities will also be featured.
For more information, please call the Curatorial Department at ext. 19.