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South Asian Art

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

South Asian Art

Focused primarily on the 19th century, Peabody Essex Museum’s South Asian Art gallery considers India’s long and complex history of foreign occupation, and its troubling impact on the representation of Indian people in art.

Following independence from British Rule in 1947, artists in India aimed to uncover a visual language that was uniquely Indian in inspiration to convey their experiences, struggles, ambitions and dreams. Bridging myth with social and political history, the new Chester and Davida Herwitz Gallery tells the story of nation-building and self-discovery through works by India's most celebrated artistic geniuses of the 20th century.

The new Prashant H. Fadia Foundation and Deshpande Foundation Gallery

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Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex St, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783

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Dates and Times

Fri, May 20, 2022

10:00 am at Peabody Essex Museum

Sat, May 21, 2022

10:00 am at Peabody Essex Museum

Sun, May 22, 2022

10:00 am at Peabody Essex Museum

Thu, May 26, 2022

10:00 am at Peabody Essex Museum

Fri, May 27, 2022

10:00 am at Peabody Essex Museum