New York City, NY
This is first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007). Raised in the heated climate of the independence movement—she performed devotional songs for Mahatma Gandhi—Srimati explored themes from Indian religious epic literature and visions of rural culture, asserting traditional subject matter as part of a conscious expression of nationalist sentiments.
This exhibition, drawn from The Met collection and private collections, will feature 25 watercolor paintings, augmented by musical instruments, archival photographs, and performance recordings.
Exhibition overview from museum website