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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.
Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014