Asia Society Presents 'Season Of India' Program Series In Conjunction With Landmark Exhibition Of Modern Indian Art

Asia Society Presents 'Season Of India' Program Series In Conjunction With Landmark Exhibition Of Modern Indian Art

Asia Society presents a series of events to spotlight the multidimensional aspects of the most populous democracy in the world through the lens of arts, culture, business, and policy.

The fall Season of India is organized in conjunction with the Asia Society Museum exhibition, The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for A New India, examining the founding ideology of the so-called Progressive Artists' Group. The exhibition explores the ways in which artists from different social, cultural, and religious backgrounds found common cause at a time of massive political and social upheaval in the years following India's independence.

On view September 14, 2018 through January 20, 2019, the exhibition comprises over 80 works, primarily oil paintings­ from the 1940s to 1990s, from the Group's core founders and others closely affiliated with the movement.
Highlight events during the Season of India include:
Writing the Indian Modern on September 14, with contemporary writers and art critics on what is "modern" about modern Indian art, and what part tradition has played in its evolution.India 2050 on September 14, with prominent business and government leaders on India's economic future and how it stands to meet the challenges and opportunities of the next several decades.India's world-renowned Jaipur Literature Festival comes to Asia Society on September 20 for a half-day of conversations and performances that examine the human experience through the imaginations of distinguished contemporary authors and artists.Choreographers Hari Krishnan, Parul Shah and Kuldeep Singh bring excerpts from their recent works which build on the traditional dance forms of Bharatanatyam, Odissi, and Kathak for a program titled Reimagining Indian Dance on October 27.Family Day: Diwali Lights Up Asia Society on November 3, featuring performances and arts and crafts inspired by Diwali.Fall Friday Leo Bar Happy Hours, September 14, October 12, November 2, and December 7 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Free admission; cash bar.

For a complete listing of events and additional details regarding the Season of India, visit

Asia Society Museum is located at 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Friday 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. (evening hours begin September 14). Closed on Mondays and major holidays. General admission is $12, seniors $10, students $7; and free for members and persons under 16. Daily exhibition tours at 2:30 (and 6:30 on Fridays).

Image caption: Krishen Khanna. News of Gandhiji's Death, 1948. Oil on canvas. H. 33 1/2 x W. 33 1/2 in. (85.1 x 85.1 cm). Radhika Chopra and Rajan Anandan.

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Asia Society Presents 'Season Of India' Program Series In Conjunction With Landmark Exhibition Of Modern Indian Art

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