Cultural Studies: Christian Folk Art from India at UMass
Christian Folk Art from India
Dec. 12th-16th, 2011
Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass
The Augusta Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts’ Fine Arts Center will be hosting a show of Christian Folk Art from India opening with a reception on Monday, December 12th from 5-7pm and running through December 16th.
Each piece in the collection is a painted cloth scroll depicting a Christian story or concept- the scrolls were used by Chitrakars, traveling painters/storytellers in the Bengal province of India, and the scrolls were used to help illustrate the stories that the Chitrakars shared with communities.
Also included in the show are works by Christian Indian artist Frank Wesley, as well as other Christian artworks and artifacts.
A visit to the gallery can help students become aware of how Christianity influences and differs within various cultures worldwide, and thinking about this specific art show is a great way to segue into a broader dialogue on religion and cultures.