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Photo: Viki Petherbridge
Indian, Madhubani, Bihar State, Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana in exile in the forest,1982, brush and ink on paper, 56 x 76.5 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Purchased by the Department of Indian Studies 1982
This exhibition is comprised of a collection of thirty vibrant and unusual Madhubani paintings on paper from Northern India.
The paintings were acquired in 1982 by the former Department of Indian Studies, Faculty of Arts, for use as an aid in teaching Hindu mythology.
The collection reflects the strong connections between the University’s cultural collections and its teaching programs.
Our lift is currently been service and will be out-of-order until Friday 7 August. Public space are accessible via stairs only for this period.
How do we determine the difference between art and craft? This Wednesday at 1pm, join our Assistant Curator Suzette Wearne for a floor talk on 'More love hours: Contemporary artists and craft'.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm