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Temples and Festivals: A Celebration of Indian Art
September 10, 2011 - October 29, 2011
The Thomas Center is displaying works of art loaned by the Harn Museum of Art in an exhibition titled Temples and Festivals: A Celebration of Indian Art.
The art focuses on 20th century India, providing 33 works, which include a large-scale installation and objects ranging from temple hangings and cloth, to scroll paintings and 20th century brass. The exhibition opened September 10 and will be on view through October 29, 2011. The exhibition will also be on view during the Heart of Florida Asian Festival.Temples and Festivals: A Celebration of Indian Art also coincides with Navratri, an annual celebration held at the beginning of winter season. During Navratri, multi-tiered installations of figurines, idols and various scenes called a golu are displayed in homes. The scenes are a religious ritual, or puja, performed by Hindus as an offering to various deities, distinguished persons or special guests. Vasudha Narayanan, Director of CHiTra (Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions) will loan golu objects to the Thomas Center for display. An event to celebrate Navatri and the exhibition will be held at the Thomas Center on September 30 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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