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DESIRE. DESTRUCTION. TRASCENDENCE.

The Walters Art Museum is proud to present selected works from the John and Berthe Ford collection of traditional Indian and Himalayan art in visual dialogue with contemporary paintings by India born artist, Amita Bhatt. Bhatt derives her imagery from Hindu and Buddhist Tantric sources infused with her understanding of Western philosophy. She explores classic themes of desire, conflict, struggle and transcendence as they manifest themselves in the present day. This thought provoking installation recognizes the power of visual expressions to articulate, to mobilize, to activate, and to provoke. Informed by tradition but speaking in the present, Bhatt's works explore fundamental struggles and eternal tensions common to all cultures. The show will run from October 31st through December 13th , 2009.

Opening Reception: 3 pm to 5 pm, October 31st, 2009
Walters Art Museum, 600 N Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410-547-9000 Email: info@thewalters.org

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