Exhibition Opening: Transcendent Deities of India


The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine

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To mark the opening of Asia Society Texas Center’s newest exhibition, Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine, the Texas Center will host a special opening reception on May 2. A private Members-only preview will be held from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and a public reception will take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Anubhav Nath, Director of the Ramchander Nath Foundation, New Delhi, will offer remarks about the exhibition with the Texas Center's Director of Exhibitions Bridget Bray at 7:00 pm.



Members Preview: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Public Reception: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Remarks: 7:00 pm


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Capitol Beverage
Full, cash bar. Members receive a complimentary drink ticket.


About the Exhibition

Hindu deities have been depicted in physical form for many centuries in a range of media. This exhibition features modern and contemporary representations of these gods and goddesses, which preserve the tangible connection between worshippers and the objects of their reverence. Artworks include photographs by contemporary artist Manjari Sharma, digital and drawn works from Abhishek Singh, and earlier chromolithographs from the Raja Ravi Varma Press, some of which are further embellished by the addition of fabric and zari work. Religious pilgrims frequently make arduous journeys to see, and in turn be ‘seen by’, important images of deities. By drawing out these aspects of religious art and practice in South Asia, visitors are invited to consider their role as observers, and the effect of their own gaze upon a subject.


Asia Society Texas Center is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

City of HoustonHouston Arts Alliance

Event Details

Fri 02 May 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
Free and open to the public.
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