Expanding Darshan:

Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen

Mar 19, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

Bringing together the work of rising star—global contemporary artist Ms. Manjari Sharma—with the diverse historic collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art, this exhibition not only introduces nine of the most significant deities of the Hindu pantheon and their contemporary relevance in art and faith, but also serves as a gateway to the concept of darshan—to see and be seen by the divine. Through select masterworks from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition explains the otherwise little-known temporal and regional expansiveness of the Indic world through works of art from India, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand.