Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art Museum & Exhibits
- Blanton Museum of Art
- 200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.
- Austin, TX 78701
- July 9, 2017 - October 1, 2017
- Recurring daily
- Phone: (512) 471-5482
- Price: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for Blanton Members, UT Students, Faculty and Staff, and children 12 and under. Free admission every Thursday.
Abduction. Betrayal. Heroic battles. Larger-than-life stories depicted with the miniaturist’s delicacy of touch and vibrant colors. This exhibition is drawn from The San Diego Museum of Art’s outstanding collection of Indian paintings. For viewers of all ages, the images provide a compelling introduction to classic Indian and Persian texts: Ramayana, Bhagavata Purana, Ragamala, and the Persian Book of Kings, Shahnameh. Complementing these tales of epic adventure, the Ragamala offers images related to specific musical modes and the varied emotions they convey.
This exhibition is organized by The San Diego Museum of Art. Generous support for this exhibition at the Blanton is provided by an anonymous donor.
Artist-in-Residence: Aruna Kharod
Aruna Kharod is a graduate student in UT’s ethnomusicology program and has studied bharatanatyam classical dance for ten years. She will perform stories and dances related to the paintings in the ‘Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art’ exhibition.
Performances in the gallery. Suitable for all ages. Join the conversation & share your social media posts using #EpicIndia