Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

M.F. Husain: Early Masterpieces, 1950-1970 opening reception

Friday, February 5, 2010

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Cogut Center for the Humanities, Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street

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M.F. Husain: Early Masterpieces, 1950-1970 opening reception

The Cogut Center for the Humanities, in collaboration with the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, will host an exhibition of work by Maqbool Fida Husain, one of India's most famous living painters, from Friday, Feb. 5, through Friday, March 26, 2010.

M.F. Husain: Early Masterpieces, 1950s-70s, drawn from the collection of Amrita Jhaveri, a 1991 Brown graduate, will open with a reception on Friday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Jhaveri, a specialist in 20th-century Indian art and the author of A Guide to 101 Modern and Contemporary Indian Artists (India Book House, 2005), will present a lecture Monday, March 22, 2010, at 5 p.m. in Pembroke Hall.

One of the most recognized figures in Indian art, the 94-year-old Husain has been instrumental in the rise of modernism in India and the introduction of contemporary Indian art onto an international stage. Focusing on Husain's early works, the current exhibition features 12 paintings created between 1954 and 1971.

The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. For more information, call (401) 863-2932. 

Location: Cogut Center for the Humanities, Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street.