Indo-American Arts Council is delighted to invite you to
A special exclusive tour of Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue Skinned Saviour Exhibition led by Curator Joan Cummings followed by a reception.
Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior features 170 objects that explore the many personae and legends of Vishnu as well as the diverse traditions of worship that have celebrated him. Vishnu, one of the most important gods in Hinduism, is said to be responsible for maintaining balance in the universe—something he often does by assuming new forms, known as avatars. In these new forms, Vishnu descends to earth to fight the forces of chaos. A few of Vishnu’s avatars, most notably Rama and Krishna, have developed devoted followings in their own right. This exhibition features sculpture, paintings, textiles, and ritual objects from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh that range in date from the fourth century C.E. to the twentieth century.
When: August 31st, 2011
Time: 4 pm.
Where: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NYC
To reserve your space, please send your cheque for $55, your name and the number of people attending, to the Indo-American Arts Council, 517East 87th Street, Suite #1B, NYC 10128. Email: email@example.com