Early Wall Paintings at Bundi by Dr. Milo C. Beach

Date:     Sunday, October - 19, 2008
Time:     2:30pm
Location:   Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Free with museum admission

The most important early wall-paintings in Rajasthan can be found in the Badal Mahal in Bundi Fort, the greatest painted space in Rajasthan. Carefully conceived as a program of related images, and accompanied by an important group of paintings on paper, they also help to illuminate the development of painting at neighboring Kota.

Distinguished guest lecturer Dr. Milo C. Beach is former director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution. He is a renowned scholar of South Asian painting and author of numerous books and articles, including most recently The Silk Road and Beyond: Travel, Trade, and Transformation (Art Institute of Chicago, 2007) and Rajasthani Painters: Bagta and Chokha, Master Artists at Devgarh (University of Washington Press, 2005).