The Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College Presents “Seeing God in Prints: Indian Lithographs from the Collection of Mark Baron and Elise Boisanté”
February 24 - June 6, 2010
This exhibition, the first formal presentation in the United States of its genre, tells the story of Indian god prints, how the worship of Hindu deities became entwined with the export of printmaking expertise from Europe to India. These widely distributed devotional lithographs were printed first in Europe, and later at Indian-run commercial color presses, and became ubiquitous in commercial and domestic spaces across India. The exhibition will trace the history of this genre, and includes important examples of 19th-century prints produced in Germany for export to India, the earliest examples printed by the first Indian-run presses, and classic lithographs from the most famous early and mid-20th century Indian publishers.