Friday, July 7, 2017

Art Institute of Chicago presents M. F. Husain paintings among centuries of Indian sculpture

M. F. Husain. Hindu Triad, 2008–2011. Usha and Lakshmi N. Mittal. Photo © The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
CHICAGO---This special installation—the centerpiece of the Art Institute of Chicago’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence—presents eight large triptychs from the Indian Civilization series by M. F. Husain (1915–2011). Shown prominently across five of the museum’s Asian art galleries, "India Modern: The Paintings of M. F. Husain" marks the first time the series is being displayed in the United States. India’s most important 20th-century artist, Maqbool Fida Husain was a vital force in the development of modern Indian art. Interspersed among centuries of Indian sculpture on view in the Alsdorf Galleries, Husain’s paintings are presented in dialogue with and contextualized within the continuum of Indian art. [More]

Art Institute of Chicago: "India Modern: The Paintings of M. F. Husain" (July 14, 2017–March 4, 2018); 111 South Michigan Avenue; (312) 443-3600;