Museums and Galleries

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Indian paintings, sculpture, decorative objects, textiles, and architectural elements

At the heart of the Department of Indian and Himalayan Art’s holdings stands an extraordinary 16th-century temple hall, its carved stone pillars and relief panels setting the stage for a distinguished collection of nearly 3,000 works of art. Highlights include very early Indian Buddhist images of the Gupta and Kushana periods, and sculpture from the Medieval Hindu temples of northern and southern India. Bequest including paintings and sculptures of both human and divine figures, embroidered textiles and other examples of folk art, vibrant Indian “miniature” paintings have helped ensure the Museum’s place as home to one of the finest collections of South Asian art in the country.

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Twelve Gates Arts

51 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Through a unique and thought- provoking atmosphere, Twelve Gates Arts aims to showcase international arts bound by the sensibilities of a diaspora identity, including the South Asian identity, to create and promote projects crossing cultural and geographical boundaries, and to educate the community about diaspora culture.

Twelve Gates Arts is a non profit organization created with the aim to showcase international and South Asian arts bound by the sensibilities of a transnational identity, to compose and promote projects crossing cultural and geographical boundaries, and to educate the community about culture as ‘other.’

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