Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library
The Chester Beatty Library holds one of the finest collections of Mughal paintings in existence, and this travelling exhibition included many of the best of those works. The exhibition was displayed at four major US museums (itinerary below) and will return to the Library for a summer exhibition in 2010. Further details here. The exhibition focuses on a group of six albums (muraqqa‘s) compiled in India between about 1600 and 1658 for the Mughal emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated, multiple award-winning catalogue.
The travelling exhibition was organized by Art Services International and the exhibition and catalogue were supported by Culture Ireland and the Annenberg Foundation.
The Honorary Patron of the exhibition is His Excellency Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States.
May 3 – August 3
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
August 23 – November 16
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
December 6 – March 1, 2009
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
March 21 – June 14
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Learn more about the exhibition here.
Listen to interview with Dr Michael Ryan, Director, Chester Beatty Library here.