Museums / Galleries

Midnight To The Boom: Painting In India After Independence (Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA)

Midnight To The Boom: Painting  In India After Independence, From The Peabody Essex Museum’s Herwitz Collection
Venue: Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Dates: February 2 - April 21, 2013
Details:  The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, From the Peabody Essex Museum’s Herwitz Collection, an exhibition spanning three generations of Indian painters who changed the way we think of Indian art. Nearly 70 works by 23 leading artists were selected from PEM’s Chester & Davida Herwitz Collection –– internationally recognized as one of the largest and most important assemblages of modern Indian art outside of India.

Tallur L.N. "Balancing Act" (SCAD, Savannah, GA)

Tallur L.N. "Balancing Act"

Venue: SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia

Dates:  October 7, 2013-March 23, 2014

Details: The SCAD Museum of Art presents the first solo U.S. museum exhibition by artist Tallur L.N. "Balancing Act" features a selection of new and recent sculpture, two-dimensional wood works, and the U.S. premiere of "Apocalypse"(2010), an electromagnetic coin-polishing system.

Telling Stories (Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto)

Telling Stories

Venue: The Textile Museum of Canada

Dates: September 18, 2013 - April 13, 2014

Details: The art of storytelling extends beyond the written word, encompassing a myriad of forms. Whether through the illustration of a myth or legend, or the recitation of an epic poem or song, cultures have devised inventive and elaborate methods of recording and depicting their rich histories through the centuries. In this exhibition of artifacts from the permanent collection of the Textile Museum of Canada, textiles perform as instruments of communication, offering narratives that unfold in the making and materiality of each textile.

Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia (NY, NY)

Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia

Venue: Rubin Museum of Art, New York City

Dates: October 16, 2013 - February 10, 2014

Details:  Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia presents approximately 120 photographs and a selection of albums, glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visites, and postcards illustrating the rich tradition of portrait photography in India, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Nepal from the mid-19th century to early 20th century. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi.  Curated by Beth Citron and Rahaab Allana

Convergence, Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora (Storrs, CT)

Convergence, Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora

Venue: William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Dates: October 27-December 15, 2013

Details:  Nearly ten years ago, "Masala: Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art" filled the Benton Museum with over 250 pieces of traditional, folk, popular and contemporary art and celebrated the beginning of a new UConn India Studies program. Convergence celebrates a decade of acquisitions that have added to the richness of the Benton Museum collection through works of art by artists from India and the diaspora. This exhibition brings together 15 contemporary artists who, through diverse creative approaches, explore issues of identity and the continued power of place in our global world. Related programs presented throughout the exhibition.  Curated by Kathryn Myers.

The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989 (Chapel Hill, NC)

The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989

Venue: Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dates: 13 September 2013 – 5 January 2014

Details:  For over twenty years, the influential, Delhi-based artist collective Sahmat has enabled Indian artists in all media to create and present works that engage in important political and social debates. Formed in 1989 in the weeks after playwright, actor, and activist Safdar Hashmi was fatally attacked by political thugs while performing a street play, Sahmat is an expansive network of Indian artists and intellectuals—painters, sculptors, writers, poets, musicians, actors, and activists—who create powerful and vibrant works of art in defense of freedom of expression and in celebration of secular, egalitarian values.

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