Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, From the Peabody Essex Museum's Herwitz Collection
On view February 2, 2013 to April 21, 2013
The political freedoms gained from Britain at midnight on August 15, 1947, inspired a revolutionary art movement that continued through the economic boom of the 1990s. Unrestricted by cultural expectations, three generations of Indian artists fully engaged with the world around them, embracing their individualistic approaches to modern art.
Drawn from PEM's Herwitz Collection and loans from museums and private collections.
Support provided by the Chester and Davida Herwitz Charitable Trust, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Marguerite and Kent Srikanth Charugundla, Dr. Mahesh and Smita Patel, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, and the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.