Gleaned from a prized and relatively unknown group of objects in the museum’s wide-ranging Asian collection, this exhibition of Kalighat paintings will allow visitors an opportunity to view these rarely displayed Indian paintings, considered to be the beginning of modernism in Indian art.
View this video perspective from guest curator Deepak Sarma that reviews a painting of the goddess Kali, the namesake for the city Kalighat (Calcutta).
We recently talked to Thomasine Clark of our Education department about how parents might use the museum’s special exhibition as a great adventure for learning and bonding with their children. She helps plan our family day activities to ensure that there is fun for all ages, so who better to share thoughts on how children might enjoy the current exhibition at an age-appropriate level?
By Jim Engelmann
Designing an exhibition is all about the stuff – the cases, the walls, the graphics, the labels, the lights, and most of all the works of art – the things that people come here to look at. What are they? How many? How big? When will they be here? Are they fragile? Do these belong together or apart? … on and on and on.
The exhibition, Kim Beom: Objects Being Taught They Are Nothing But Tools , offers a sensitive critique of Kim Beom’s Korean heritage and culture. It is the first exhibition of the artist by a United States museum. In this blog, we share a few photos of the artist’s work in progress that offer insight into the exhibition’s interest and aims.