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India, Somaskanda (Holy Family of Shiva and Uma), Tamil Nadu, Chola or Vijayanagar period, 13th-14th century, bronze, The John R. Van Derlip Fund 2009.12.2a-c

With New Light: Mia’s Reinstalled Himalayan, South, and Southeast Asian Art Galleries

October 15, 2020 - October 17, 2021
Gallery 211, Gallery 212, Gallery 213
Free Exhibition

Fresh and engaging displays reintroduce audiences to the interconnected, immensely diverse artistic traditions of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas. Collection highlights, such as a recently conserved 1,000-year-old Indian sculpture of Shiva Nataraja, commingle with new acquisitions, important loans, and extraordinary objects—some at Mia since 1917—on view for the first time. Within each gallery, multiple narratives aim to disentangle complicated histories, evoke reflection, and celebrate the artists who created, and continue to create, a bountiful variety of expressive forms.

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Support for the gallery reinstallation provided by the Jane and James Emison Endowment for South Asian and Indian Art.
India, Somaskanda (Holy Family of Shiva and Uma), Tamil Nadu, Chola or Vijayanagar period, 13th-14th century, bronze, The John R. Van Derlip Fund 2009.12.2a-c