Opening Reception for 'Lain Singh Bangdel: Moon Over Kathmandu'VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Thursday, December 15, 2022
6:30 – 8 p.m. Reception
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Join Asia Society Texas to celebrate the opening of our new Grand Hall exhibition Lain Singh Bangdel: Moon Over Kathmandu, as we activate our Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall with works from Nepal's preeminent modern artist Lain Singh Bangdel (1919-2002).
An artist, writer, and art historian, the late Lain Singh Bangdel is a distinguished figure in South Asia's art, literature, and culture. The exhibition assembles approximately 20 of Bangdel's paintings to chart the artist's pioneering pursuit of abstraction that would help define a modern Nepal.
Enjoy light refreshments while viewing the art in this celebratory reception for our Grand Hall exhibition.
Lain Singh Bangdel: Moon Over Kathmandu debuted at Yeh Art Gallery, St. John’s University, and it is curated by Owen Duffy, Ph.D., Nancy C. Allen Curator and Director of Exhibitions; with the support of Rebecca Becerra, Exhibitions Manager; Bibhakar Shakya, Ph.D., Founder and Chairman of the Bangdel & Shakya Foundation; and Kerry Lucinda Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art & Design. Special support for this exhibition is provided by Bonhams, The Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art Department.
Exhibitions and their related programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher. Major support comes from The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D. and Oscar L. Tang, and Ann Wales. United Airlines is our official airline partner. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas.
Nancy C. Allen
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Chinhui Juhn and Edward Allen
Official Airline Sponsor
About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
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