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Event Details

Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art

Ongoing Event

Repeats every day until Sun Oct 01 2017 . Sunday

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK
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Abduction, betrayal and heroic battles. Larger-than-life stories depicted with the miniaturist’s delicacy of touch and vibrant colors. This upcoming exhibition is drawn from the San Diego Museum of Art’s Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Indian paintings. The images provide a compelling introduction to classic Indian and Persian texts: Ramayana, Bhagavata Purana, Ragamala, and the Persian Book of Kings, Shahnama. Although most of the paintings depict scenes of epic adventure, images related to the Ragamala provide a change of pace; this text deals with a range of specific musical modes and the varied emotions they convey. There’s something for everyone—bring the kids!

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.

Thursdays| 11:00am – 2:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays| 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Performances in the gallery. Suitable for all ages. Join the conversation & share your social media posts using #EpicIndia