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Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art

Presented by Cincinnati Art Museum at Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH

Nov 11 2022
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Feb 05 2023
Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art

The Poet - Saint Samba ndar, 1200 – 1400 , India ( Tamil Nadu ) , bronze , H. 61.6 cm × W. 35.6 cm , Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60B1016

The exhibition Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art explores the representation of dance in the arts from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan region from the first to the twenty-first century.

November 11, 2022–February 5, 2023
Western & Southern Galleries (Galleries 232 and 233)
Ticketed.
Friends of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities

The exhibition Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art explores the representation of dance in the arts from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan region from the first to the twenty-first century. Dance is omnipresent in the arts of this region and has long been a key element in the world’s image of India and nearby countries. Through religious, courtly, and everyday objects, the exhibition will illustrate how dance occupies a uniquely important place in the region. The dance of the gods can provide religious and ethical lessons and can also symbolize power and majesty. In daily life, people have long danced for worship, for festivals, for the entertainment of emperors and princes, and for their own enjoyment. Dance was–and is–not only for delight. This groundbreaking exhibition will empower museum audiences to consider the compelling visual language of dance through its many permutations. It will demonstrate the exceptional importance and power of dance in religious thought, literature, politics, and societal structures.

Through approximately 120 artworks drawn from US museums and private collections, the exhibition features sculptures of bronze, stone, ivory, and wood; paintings; jewelry; textiles; and contemporary works in new media. In addition to representations of dance from India, works from Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia are included. Jointly organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Asian Art Museum, the exhibition premieres in Cincinnati before travelling to San Francisco in 2023.

Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art is accompanied by an interdisciplinary, multi-author publication – available soon from the museum shop in person and online.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Nov 11, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 12, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 13, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Nov 15, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 16, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
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  • Nov 20, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Nov 22, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
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  • Dec 14, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 15, 2022 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)

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