Marissa Bronfman

11.09.10

THE SPLENDOR OF INDIA’S ROYAL COURTS

Category: Arts, India, Toronto

Sir Bhupindra Singh, Maharaja of Patiala ©National Portrait Gallery, London

This month the Art Gallery of Ontario presents Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts, an exhibit featuring objects of exquisite opulence and beauty representing over 300 years of India’s history and culture.

In collaboration with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Maharaja’s 200 objects include paintings, tapestries, thrones, weapons and of course, jewels.

Patiala Necklace, 1928 Nick Welsh. Cartier Collection ©Cartier

Travel back in time with Maharaja to the beginning of the 18th century and work your way up to 1947 – the end of British rule in India and the start of her independence. Finish the exhibit by exploring the legacy of today’s Maharajas and the traditions that continue to hold court.

This exclusive exhibit will be feted on Saturday evening at the Maharaja gala, co-chaired by famed Indian director and screenwriter Deepa Mehta, with the Maharajas of Punjab in attendance.

Tags: , AGO Frank Gehry, AGO India, AGO Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts, Art Gallery of Ontario, Cartier Patiala Necklance, Frank Restaurant Maharaja Menu, India Marissa Bronfman, India photos, Indian photography, Indo-Canadians, Maharaja Ranjit Singh AGO, Maharajas of Punjab, National Portrait Gallery London, Sir Bhupindra Singh Maharaja of Patiala, Victoria and Albert Museum London

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