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Friday, October 20, 2017


Exhibition Public - 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.

Phone No.: 212-535-7710
Contact Email: asianart@metmuseum.org
Site URL: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/srimati

Shiva Gangadhara,
Shiva Gangadhara, "Bearer of the Ganga" (detail)
dated 1945
20 x 12 1/2 in. (50.8 x 31.8 cm)
Watercolor on paper

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