This exhibition of photographs introduces the temple architecture, sculpture and bronzes created during the rule of the Chola dynasty in South India, from the late 9th to the late 11th century, a period of about two hundred years.
‘Garland of Musical Melodies: Indian Miniatures of Musical Inspirations’ weaves the musical experience of viewing and listening to moods of Ragas (melodies) by way of combining the painted miniatures of musical inspirations (Ragamala paintings) along with their musical parallels. The Exhibition draws on the Images and Music collections of the two research centers of the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) - the Center for Art and Archaeology (CA & A) and the Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicoloy (ARCE) - to create the grand experience.
This photo exhibition presents Carmel Berkson’s views on creative processes of making ancient and medieval stone sculptures with focus on interrelationships among the artist, statue, temple and the devotee. Carmel Berkson is an American photographer, artist and scholar who spent 40 years of her life in India studying, documenting and interpreting the aesthetic nuances of Indian sculptures. Carmel curated this exhibition herself using her photographs that she gifted to the Photo-archives of CA&A in 2009.