Thursday, July 13, 2017

Phoenix Art Museum showcases rare Sikh objects from Arizona collection for the first tim

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Unknown, "Portrait of Guru Arjun, the Fifth Guru" (1581-1606), `9th century. Ink and color on paper. The Khanuja Family.
PHOENIX– Since April, Phoenix Art Museum has showcased a broad range of objects related to Sikh religion and history in an exhibition entitled "Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage." From portraiture and photographs to implements of war, the exhibition draws exclusively on featured items from the Khanuja Family Collection, a local Arizona family. Organized thematically, the items in "Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage" traverse a visual journey of Sikh religion and history. With more than 23 million followers, Sikhism is now the fifth-largest religion in the world. "Virtue and Valor" will be on view in the Art of Asia Gallery through September 10, 2017. Admission is free for Museum Members and included with general admission.

Phoenix Art Museum: "Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage" (Ends Sept. 10, 2017);   1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ; (602) 257-1880; phxart.org