India’s Consul General in New York visits art exhibition at The MET

The stately MET builsing showing the Indian art exhibition, The Skies, ongoing. PHOTO X @IndiainNewYork

India’s new Consul General in New York Binaya Srikant Pradhan, visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or The MET as it is affectionately called, to see the exhibition, “Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Paintings.”

The exhibition features more than120 masterpieces spanning Mughal, Deccan, Rajput, and Pahari courts.

India’s Consul General in New York Binaya S. Pradhan addresses a gathering at The MET, Feb. 5, 2024, during the exhibition of paintings from India. Below is a scene of the gallery and visitors. PHOTO X @IndiainNewYork

The Consul General, in his speech Feb. 5, referred to India’s rich tradition of paintings and mentioned that this exhibition gives the visitors a chance to closely understand Indian culture and values. The Exhibit vividly captures India’s diverse landscapes, narratives, and emotive expressions. A journey through time, seasons, and royal courts, India in New York, the Consulate’s Twitter account said.

Consul General of India in NY Binaya S. Pradhan looks at paintings at The MET, along with officials of the prestigious institution, Feb. 5, 2024. PHOTO X @IndiainNewYork

Director of The MET, Max Hollein commented that the collection was interwoven with the artist’s life—and his experiences in India and his relationships with scholars and artists of Indian art.



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