- USA & Canada
An Artist of Her Time: Y.G. Srimati and the Indian Style
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gallery 251, Dept. of Asian Art)
Gallery 251, 1000 Fifth Avenue,
New York, New York, USA
Dec 15, 2016 To Jun 18, 2017
Detail: This is first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007). Raised in the heated climate of the independence movement—she performed devotional songs for Mahatma Gandhi—Srimati explored themes from Indian religious epic literature and visions of rural culture, asserting traditional subject matter as part of a conscious expression of nationalist sentiments. This exhibition, drawn from The Met collection and private collections, features 25 watercolor paintings, augmented by musical instruments and archival photographs.