Rabindranath Tagore: The Last Harvest Marks 150th Anniversary of Tagore’s Birth and First U.S. Museum Exhibition Devoted to his Artistic Legacy
ON VIEW SEPTEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 31, 2011
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) is lauded around the world as a poet and writer, yet few outside India know that he was also a highly regarded visual artist. Marking the 150th anniversary of the year of Tagore’s birth, this exhibition comprises more than 60 works on paper, drawn from three collections in India. Many of the works have never been shown in the United States.
The exhibition is curated by Professor R. Sivakumar of Visva Bharati University and is coorganized by the National Gallery of Modern Art, Ministry of Culture, government of India and Asia Society Museum, New York. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, edited by Professor Sivakumar and featuring essays by leading scholars on Tagore’s writing, philosophy and artistic practice.
Image, above; Rabindranath Tagore, Untitled (Striding Bird), 1928.
The full press release is attached below.