Gita Govinda: India’s Great Love Story


Art over Lunch in November [MEMBERS ONLY]


Radha and Krishna confer darshan. Final leaf from the second Guler Gita Govinda series of ca. 1775. Master of the first generation after Manaku and Nainsukh of Guler. India, Pahari region, Guler. © Museum Rietberg Zurich. Permanent loan, collection of Barbara and Eberhard Fischer

The Gita Govinda was written by the Indian poet Jayadeva in the 12th century. It describes the touching love story of Krishna (incarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu) and the shepherd girl Radha. Among the most famous and precious series of Indian painting are illustrations from around 1775. The exhibition shows miniature paintings from the Museum Rietberg’s own collection – the largest coherent existing set of this series – as well as works from other collections. 

In a guided tour with Gabriela Blumer Kamp we will dive into the moving narrative of one of India’s greatest poetic oeuvres.



12:00 – Guided Art Tour with Gabriela Blumer Kamp
12:45 – Lunch (included in ticket price)
13:15 – End of event


We will meet at the ticket office at 11:50.

This tour is for Asia Society Members only. How to become a member?

Full no-show charge unless registration is cancelled until 24 hours before the event.

About the Guide

Gabriela Kamp

Gabriela Blumer Kamp works as an art educator at the Museum Rietberg since 1998. She grew up in Denmark, studied art history, ethnology and comparative religion in Lausanne and Geneva, and worked for «Ente Touristico» in Ticino from 1995-1998 while writing on her PhD about the phenomenon of the «Madonna della Misericordia» in Christian iconograhy. 


About Art over Lunch 

Art over Lunch is a monthly event series for members of Asia Society Switzerland. Each time, we visit an exhibition or a special part of a collection with curators and experts for 45 minutes followed by a small lunch. The tours are designed to give members a different view on the vast troves at the museums in the city of Zurich and provide an opportunity to mingle and discuss.

Event Details

Fri 08 Nov 2019
12 - 1:15 p.m.

Museum Rietberg

Gablerstrasse 15

8002 Zürich


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