From Praying to the Gods to Fighting for Social Justice: Mithila painters and the SU Art CollectionKumari Flyer

This Tuesday, October 9th, the South Asia Center is delighted to host Shalinee Kumari, an accomplished painter in the Mithila style. In the 1970s, Professor H. Daniel Smith obtained some 70 Mithila painters from the Madhubani region of northern Bihar. In the early years of this tradition moving from the clay walls of their homes to paper, these paintings are an historical record of a major painting tradition. By the 21st century, the tradition had evolved in style and content. Renowned painter Shalinee Kumari will discuss the differences in thought and style between the early traditions on paper and the modern works by herself and her compatriots. 

Her talk, from Praying to the Gods to Fighting for Social Justice: Mithila painters and the SU Art Collection, will take place at SU Art at 12:30pm - all are welcome to attend!

This event will be followed by a Mithila Painting Demonstration and Workshop led by Shalinee Kumari. At this workshop participants will learn the basic Mithila painting technique and will then have an opportunity to produce their own artwork. This workshop will take place 3pm in 341 Eggers - all supplies will be provided. 


For more information, please contact Emera Bridger Wilson (elbridge@syr.edu).