Explore the life and times of India’s great kings by getting close to the objects they used and the art they commissioned, collected, and loved. Nearly 200 stunning artworks—including a gold throne, a silver carriage, Man Ray photographs, and a diamond belt—illuminate the dazzling world of Indian royalty from the 1700s to the 1940s, a period of dramatic change.
Journey from the throne room of an Indian court to the inner sanctum of the palace. Visit a variety of kingdoms to learn about India’s shifting political powers, its colonization by Great Britain, and the emergence of the independent nations of India and Pakistan in the modern era.
Along the way, discover fantastical art created especially for this exhibition by contemporary artist Sanjay Patel. Don’t miss more of his colorful works on the second floor inspired by classical Indian art and Hindu epics. On the third floor will be a showcase of magnificent Indian courtly art from our own collection.
When: Oct 21, 2011 – April 8, 2012
Where: Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Ticket: Members, children, and SFUSD students: FREE
Adults: $17, Seniors 65+: $13, College: $12, Youths 13–17: $7
Thursdays after 5 pm: $10; youth $5
First Sunday of every month: $5; children, youths and members FREE
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