From India and Beyond: Gifts from Stephen Huyler and the Pal Family Collection

Opening reception.

When: Saturday, March 6, 2010, 11 a.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: $6 - $9

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Art (opening)


1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Monday.
$9 adults, $6 seniors & students with ID and children ages 6-17. 805.963.4364.

Exhibition Opening

From India and Beyond: Gifts from Stephen Huyler and the Pal Family Collection
March 6 - May 23, 2010

In 2008, the Museum received major gifts from two prominent scholars of Indian art. Dr. Stephen Huyler, art historian, cultural anthropologist, and photographer, donated his lifelong collection of 211 terracotta sculptures dating from India’s prehistory to the 12th century. Dr. Pratapaditya Pal, curator emeritus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, scholar extraordinaire, and connoisseur, entrusted the Museum with 92 works from his family collection. Their gifts, reflecting the collectors’ distinctive visions and discriminating expertise, fundamentally changed the countenance of the Museum’s Indian collection while enriching the holdings of Himalayan and Southeast Asian art. This exhibition, covering a span of 4,000 years, celebrates diversity in Indian art, highlighting sculptures made of clay, stone, and bronze, paintings of various schools, and watercolors and lithography from the British colonial period. Hindu and Buddhist works of art from Kashmir, Nepal, Tibet, and Sri Lanka are also included.

Phone: 805-963-4364

Event posted March 4, 2010
Last updated March 4, 2010


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