Opening Day: Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence
February 2, 2013
Between independence from Britain in 1947 and the economic boom of the 1990s, a revolutionary art movement in India took form. Mindful of Western modernism's universal premises, but free from its stylistic and cultural restrictions, three generations of artists engaged with and responded to art from around the world and across time, pursuing hybrid paths toward a broader vision of 20th-century art. All events made possible by the Lowell Institute
11 – 11:30 am and 2:30 – 3 pm | Morse Auditorium
Film: New Form at the Farm
A film about some of the works of renowned contemporary artist Anish Kapoor, one of the most influential artists today. Appropriate for all ages.
11:30 am and 2 pm | Meet at information desk
Docent-Led Gallery Tour | Tickets available day of tour
1 – 2 pm | Morse Auditorium
Presentation: Exploring Midnight to the Boom
Curator Susan Bean and Ajay Sinha, professor of art history at Mount Holyoke College, discuss the creation of Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence and illuminate the modern art movement in post-colonial India.