Saturday, February 20
10:00 a.m.–noon PT
Speaker: Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian & Himalayan Art, The Art Institute of Chicago
Join a live introductory talk on the art of the Vaishnava Pushtimarg sect that was showcased in the Gates of the Lord exhibition in 2015–2016 at The Art Institute of Chicago. The lecture also celebrates the living artists keeping the tradition alive today. The artists of the Pushtimarg sect, in the Indian town of Nathdwara, Rajasthan, are renowned for preserving the unbroken legacy of painting traditions for more than four centuries. The focus of their art are large pichvais (textile hangings) and miniature paintings depicting the festivals and rituals of the sect. Learn about their incredible legacy and art in this live online lecture by Dr. Ghose of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Please reserve your spot by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.
Sponsored by the South Asian Arts Council.
Featured: Kamalan ki Pichvai (Lotus Pichvai). Nathdwara, Rajasthan, India. Early 20th century. Cotton, painted with pigments. Amit Ambalal Collection, India.