We are proud to support an upcoming groundbreaking international exhibition where paintings and photos from Udaipur will be featured outside of India for the first time.
The exhibition will be at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art in Washington DC from November 19th, 2022 to May 14th, 2023 and is organized in collaboration with The City Palace Museum, Udaipur, India, administered by The Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, with support from Friends of Mewar. Following these dates, the exhibition will shift to The Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio from June 10th, 2023 to September 10th, 2023.
With dazzling paintings on paper and cloth, dating back to the 18th century, the exhibition reveals how artists in Udaipur conveyed emotions, depicted places, celebrated water resources, and fostered personal bonds in the rapidly changing political and cultural landscapes of early modern South Asia. It’s organized as a journey that begins at Udaipur’s center and continues outward: first to the city, then to the countryside, and finally to the cosmos. Together they form a unique aspect of the living cultural heritage of Mewar.
The exhibition that is being co-curated by Dr. Debra Diamond (Curator of South and South East Asian Art) and Dr. Dipti Khera (Assistant Professor of South Asian Art at New York University) along with support from Dr. Neeraja Poddar (Chief Curator at City Palace Museum Udaipur, India on behalf of The Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation).
Our goal is to ensure the incredible pieces are conserved and continue to delight admirers for posterity as they tell stories about the history, culture, people, art, and architecture of Mewar from a unique living cultural heritage perspective.
With your support we can sustain the culture and heritage of Mewar and add life to our mission to carry on our rich history of traditions for many generations to come!