Thursday, May 13, 2021

Avatars of the Hindu Deity, Vishnu, examined at Michael C. Carlos Museum

Vishnu Rests on the Cosmic Ocean Punjab Hills, Guler, ca. 1800. Opaque watercolor on paper. Courtesy of Harshna and Pyush Patel. L2020.11.2
Atlanta, GA —The Michael C. Carlos Museum presents “The Avatars of Vishnu” from April 24 through June 20, a press release announced. This student-curated exhibition examines Vishnu, one of the most popular Hindu deities, who manifests in various forms known by the Sanskrit term avatāra, which means descent. The avatars’ stories are told in sacred texts, oral narratives, images, dance, music, and other performance traditions throughout South Asia and beyond. This exhibition displays paintings, sculptures, and objects of popular culture dated between the 10th and 19th centuries. [More