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The Story of Rama opens at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The Story of Rama opens at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki this weekend

The Story of Rama: Indian Miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi opens this Saturday 5 September at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

The intricate and vibrant works depict the Ramayana, or journey of Rama, one of the most important stories in Indian culture, part of which marks the origin of Diwali, the festival of lights.

The Director General of the National Museum, New Delhi, Sanjiv Mittal, says this exhibition will introduce Indian culture to citizens of New Zealand.

‘It also spreads the story of Rama, who ruled for justice, truthfulness, human values and righteousness,’ he says.

The free exhibition features 101 paintings that represent 24 regional Indian miniature painting styles dating from early 17th to 19th centuries.

Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport says the Gallery is honoured to exhibit The Story of Rama, the largest collection of historical Indian art ever shown in New Zealand.


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