Indian Feature Film: Jodhaa Akbar


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“Bollywood” extravaganza filmed partially in Agra Fort and depicting the romance between a Hindu princess and the Mughal emperor, Akbar

When: Dec 14 2008 (All day)
Where: East-West Center Art Gallery, Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu

12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Free admission.

Exhibition: Field of Flowers: Mughal Carpets and Treasures

Presented in cooperation with the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
September 21 – December 31, 2008
East-West Center Gallery

A pair of rare large carpets on exhibit at the East-West Center Gallery from the collection at Shangri La, in addition to being historically significant markers of an artistic tradition, stand alone as important works of art due to their unusual shape and pairing.  Each carpet has an arched interior with pointed ends.  When paired, the carpets form a bold field of flowers with an interior void wherein a person, most likely a royal personage, could have sat in splendor.

In mid-17th century
Mughal India, the taste for naturalistic floral sprays reached an
apogee of artistic expression.  The aesthetic style seen in the carpets
and other art forms of the period dominated the arts of south Asia from
the 17th century to the present and has had an impact on aesthetic
traditions of the West and China.  Other artworks, inspired by Mughal
idioms that include brassware, painting, stonework, woodwork, and
textiles, show the continuity of this tradition in contemporary India
and Pakistan.  Photographs and demonstrations by a rug maker and
designer from India augment the presentation.

EWC contact: Eric Chang, Arts Program Assistant, EWC Gallery, (808) 944-7584
email: [email protected]

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Saturdays and holidays and May 18. Admission is free. Visitor parking
on the adjacent UH campus is $3 and is usually easily available on the
upper campus after 4 p.m. weekdays; Sunday parking is normally free and
Address: John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road (corner Dole St. & East-West Rd.)

East-West Center Arts Programs are made possible by generous support
from the Hawai`i Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawai`i Charities, the
Cooke Foundation, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, and generous contributors
to the EWC Foundation, including members of the EWC Arts `Ohana.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Eric Chang, Arts Program Assistant, EWC Gallery
Phone: 944-7584