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Friday, December 15, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Women in South Asian Art

University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Aug 26, 2017 To Jan 07, 2018


Detail: Drawn from the Harvard Art Museums’ renowned South Asian art collection, this University Teaching Gallery installation complements an undergraduate course exploring images of women in South Asian art; the course takes a historical perspective in order to understand the politics of gender and the social status of women in today’s South Asia. In addition to historical examples of female patronage and representations of goddesses, the installation includes a group of objects portraying women as active agents—a lady chasing a cat, for example, or a rare depiction of a female artist. A small group of erotic images invites viewers to consider the relationship between erotic science and the Indic attitude toward the body, in which sexuality and virility are auspicious forces.

Phone No.: 1 (617) 495-9400
Site URL: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5486/women-in-south-asian-art

Enthroned Four-Armed Female Deity with Two Fly-Whisk Bearers
Enthroned Four-Armed Female Deity with Two Fly-Whisk Bearers
India, Rajasthan
20th century
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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