Museums / Galleries

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Details: Arti Chandaria compiles a list of South Asian cultural, museum, and gallery activities and emails it regularly to the list of subscribers. Based in Toronto, the list includes events around the world and is a great resource for keeping tabs on visual and performing arts related to South Asia. Personally managed by Arti. Recommended!

Freer: Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia

New On-line and Archival Resource!

Launch Date: Sunday 1 June, 2 pm, with a lecture by archaeologist Don Hein

Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC


Details: Web-based catalogue and on-site study collection of the Hauge collection of Southeast Asian Ceramics alongside related materials in the Freer Gallery of Art

Gandhara, Mathura, Andhra and Gupta Sculpture

Venue: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Dates: Opened August 10, 2007                                                     

Website: http://www.metmuseum.org

Detail: Reinstallation of the South Asia Galleries, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for the Arts of South and Southeast Asia, 2nd floor. These galleries explore the South Asian emergence of Buddhist and Hindu sculptural traditions between the 2nd century B.C. and the 8th century A.D.

Arts of Asia and the Islamic World

Venue: Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

Dates: Continuing                                                     

Website: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org

Detail: The Brooklyn Museum’s Asian and Islamic art collections are recognized to be among the top collections in the United States, distinguished for their breadth and for individual masterpieces. Spanning eight thousand years of history, the Asian and Islamic galleries display the Museum’s holdings in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South and Southeast Asian, and Islamic art.

Of Gods and Mortals, Traditional Art from India

Venue: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

Dates: Continuing                                                     

Website: http://www.pem.org

Detail: Exhibit focuses on the museum’s traditional Indian art collection, including portraits, rare embroideries, and South Indian devotional images. Curated by Susan Bean.

Selections from India and the Islamic World

Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dates: Opening April 26, 2008                                                       

Website: http://www.artmuseums.harvard.edu

Detail: This long-term installation integrates artistic achievement of the Medieval Islamic and Indian realms.  The exhibition features courtly and utilitarian works as well as iconic, primarilty Hindu sculpture.  While many of the objects in this installation will not change, one wall will be maintained for small focused rotations. Curated by Mary McWilliams and Kimberly Masteller.

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