Centuries of royal treasures from India come to the United States for the first time in an epic presentation. Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India features masterpieces and relics—never before seen beyond palace walls—that illustrate the history and artistic legacy of the Rathore dynasty.
The exhibition showcases nearly four centuries of artistic creation from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan. Lavishly made ceremonial objects; finely crafted arms and armor; sumptuous jewels; intricately carved furnishings; a monumental 17th-century court tent; and more outline the dynamic history of the Marwar-Jodhpur region and the Rathore dynasty that ruled it for more than 700 years.
Peacock in the Desert is presented concurrently with Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs, on view in the Beck Building. This retrospective features work by visionary Indian photographer Raghubir Singh spanning the 1960s to 1990s. We hope to see you there!
At Hollow Tree Park Apartments in Houston, Texas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Saturday, August 18, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005