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Depicting the Royal and Divine:
Indian Paintings and Sculptures

July 14, 2004 through October 3, 2004

Krishna and Radha
Krishna and Radha
India, late 19th C.
Oil and gilt on paper
USC 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, USC 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.