The Flowler Museum at University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) will reportedly display sculptures and paintings of Hindu gods and goddesses to “demonstrate the profusion and variety of jewelry worn” by them in its upcoming “Enduring Splendor” jewelry exhibition from February 19 to June 18.
These sculptures and paintings, borrowed from well-known Los Angeles County Museum of Art; claimed to be “largest art museum in the West”; will reportedly include early stone and terra cotta sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses dating from 200 BCE to 1,000 CE.
“Enduring Splendor” is said to focus on the rich and diverse silver jewelry traditions of India’s Thar Desert region with the background of the five-thousand-year history of jewelry making in the sub-continent.
Commending Fowler Museum for planning display of sculptures and paintings of Hindu deities, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged major art museums of the world, including Musee du Louvre and Musee d’Orsay of Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Los Angeles Getty Center, Uffizi Gallery of Florence (Italy), Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Modern of London, Prado Museum of Madrid, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, etc, to frequently organise Hindu art focused exhibitions, thus sharing the rich Hindu art heritage with the rest of the world.
This exhibition will reportedly feature over 160 works of art; including earrings, anklets, bracelets, and necklaces; borrowed from the Ronald and Maxine Linde Collection. Thomas K Seligman and Usha R Balakrishnan are the curators.
The Fowler Museum at UCLA in Los Angeles claims to “explore global arts and cultures” and enhance “understanding of world cultures”. Marla C Berns is the Director.