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Past Exhibition

Durga and Kali Fighting the Demon
Durga and Kali Fighting the Demon; Hordes, India, c. 1800, Pahari School, Gouache and gold on paper, Pacific Asia Museum Collection, Museum Purchase with Funds Provided by The Collectors’ Circle, 2005.46.1.

Indian Miniature Paintings and Drawings

February 24 – May 16, 2010
In the Focus Gallery

As a companion exhibition to Beyond the Page: Contemporary Pakistani Art, the museum will display a range of classical miniature painting from its collection to connect visitors to this centuries-old artistic tradition in South Asia. The exhibition will focus on three genres in miniatures, Power, Pantheon and Portraiture, depicting images of rulers, deities and individuals. The conversation between these classical examples and the contemporary manifestations in Beyond the Page will engender a more complete understanding of the continuum between tradition and contemporary culture.

Curated by Bridget Bray.

Related Events:

Saturday, March 20, 2pm
Lecture: An exploration of the diverse beauty and rich history of Indian miniatures with curator Bridget Bray.

Sunday, April 18, 2pm
Join the talented artists of Poets on Site for a unique tour of Indian Miniature Paintings and Drawings, featuring original poetry and music inspired by the works.