NY MET Museum to feature the Ramayana

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For the next year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is holding an exhibit dedicated to the Ramayana.

30 paintings that narrate the popular story of the Indian epic, the Ramayana.

The epic exhibit opened on August 10th and be open for public viewing till August 23rd 2020.

According to reports, it was organized by Kurt Behrendt, Associate Curator in the Department of Asian Art at The Met, with the paintings largely drawn from the museum’s collection.

The works on display were produced for the Rajput and Pahari courts of north India between the 17th and 19th centuries and will be augmented by four textiles.

Highlights of the exhibition, which will be presented in two rotations, include a rare 19th-century painting titled Tantric Form of Hanuman that is a new addition to The Met collection.