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The Artists of Nathdwara: Traditions and Contexts

Date: Time: 5:00 pm
Home Economics Building Room: 11
Additional Info: HECO
Contact: Hillestad Textiles Gallery, (402) 472-2911
In conjunction with the exhibition “Pigment on Cloth: Tradition, Family, and the Art of Indian Pichvai Painting,” Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic Art of the Art Institute of Chicago will provide unique personal insights into the history and practice of pichvais, devotional paintings on cotton cloth, made as temple hangings in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. The exhibition, continuing through November 16, presents the work of one contemporary family of pichvais painters who represent the fifth, sixth and seventh generations of pichvais artists in their lineage. The exhibition documents their continuing creation of these visual narratives that illustrate stories from the life of the youthful Krishna.

Free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Hillestad Textiles Gallery on the second floor.

Additional Public Info:
The event is on East Campus.

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