By Janine Kritschgau '18
A new exhibit, titled Realms of Earth and Sky, is coming to the Tang Teaching Museum. The exhibit will feature Indian paintings created between the 15th and 19th centuries and is intended to inspire conversations of religion, culture, and beauty. The official opening reception will be held in the museum on Feb. 7, which will unveil not only this exhibit but also two others: Elevator Music 28: Morton Subotnick- Silver Apples of the Moon, and Nicholas Krushenick: Electric Soup.
At 7-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 25, Skidmore Professor of Religion Eliza Kent will lecture students about Hindu medicine to add background to the themes of the exhibit. On Feb. 28 there will also be an Indian festival where music, art, dance, and food will be available. The Hayat club is an organizer of this event.
At 7 p.m. on April 2 Skidmore will host guest lecturers Molly Aiken and Dipti Khera, experts in Rajput painting. They will speak to students about pleasure in South Asian paintings. On April 14 at noon, Skidmore’s own Rachel Silgman, Tang assistant director of curatorial affairs, and Saleema Waraich, assistant professor of art history, will be guiding a tour of the exhibit.
For students who feel inspired to create artwork themselves, there will be a Miniature Painting Workshop on Friday, April 17, noon–2 p.m. and 2:30–4:30 p.m. Reservations are required for this workshop, and can be made by calling 518-580-8080.
To learn more about the exhibit, download the free app, Realms of Earth and Sky, or pick up a catalog of the exhibit that contains essays, notes, and information put together by the curators.
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