COOKING FOR THE GODS is an exhibition organised for
The Newark Museum and on display there from October
1995 through July 1996, then at the Palmer Museum of Art,
Pennsylvania State University, State College PA. The exhibition puts
implements and images used for home worship into their ritual setting in Bengal.
This exhibition is now travelling to other venues in the US.
It currently is part of the Asian Art
Museum of San Francisco's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of
India's independence from June 28-September 28, 1997.
"Cooking for the Gods" is also scheduled at the Art Gallery at Mt. Holyoke College, Massachusetts, in 1998. Other institutions interested in scheduling this exhibition should contact Valrae Reynolds, Curator at the Newark Museum, for more information.
The research coordinator and research associate at The University of Pennsylvania for this project have been Michael W. Meister and Pika Ghosh; the curator at the Newark Museum is Valrae Renolds; the exhibition draws on the Nalin collection in the Newark Museum and on the generous gifts of Dr. David Nalin to the University of Pennsylvania for preparation of the exhibition. Photographs are courtesy of Dr. Nalin.
A review of this exhibition by Holland Cotter appeared in The New York Times on June 30, 1996.
A catalogue for this exhibition,
Cooking for the Gods: The Art of Home Ritual in Bengal, is available
from the University of Pennsylvania Press. To order a copy, please contact
the Press at 1-800-445-9880.
The essays in this catalogue are:
18. Vishnu and Lakshmi (88.531)
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