Past Exhibitions


ReVisions, Indian Artists Engaging Traditions

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 20:00 -- wds
ReVisions, Indian Artists Engaging Traditions
April 4, 2009—January 10, 2010 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

Girl with a Pigeon, early 19th century, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Through the juxtaposition of traditional and modern Indian artworks, this exhibition examines the manner in which Post-Independence artists negotiate the contemporary art world's vernacular while maintaining strong ties to their aesthetic traditions. ReVisions features works from the Arthur M. Sackler Museum's collection of 17–19th-century Indian watercolor paintings as well as the Peabody Essex Museum's Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, one of the largest contemporary Indian art collections outside of India. Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museum. Co-curated by Susan Bean, curator of south Asian and Korean art, Peabody Essex Museum, and Kimberly Masteller, former assistant curator, Harvard Art Museum, and current Jeanne McCray Beals Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.