New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibiting “Scenes from Ramayana”

September 20th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Nevada (US), Sep 20 (ANI): Prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) of New York (USA) is currently holding exhibition on “Scenes from Ramayana”, which will continue till October three.

It contains few dozen paintings and sculptures showing Hanuman bearing the mountaintop with medicinal herbs, Angada steals Ravana’s crown, King Dasaratha and his retinue proceed to Rama’s wedding, awakening of Kumbhkarna, combat of Rama and Ravana, building the bridge to Lanka, monkey king Vali’s funeral pyre, Hanuman conversing, etc.

Applauding MET for exhibiting Hinduism focused art, eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged other major art museums of the world, including Musee du Louvre and Musee d’Orsay of Paris, Los Angeles Getty Center, Uffizi Gallery of Florence (Italy), Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Modern of London, Prado Museum of Madrid, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, etc., to frequently organize Hindu art focused exhibitions, thus sharing the rich Hindu art heritage with the rest of the world.

Founded in 1870, MET is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums. Its collections include over two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year. James R. Houghton is Chairman Board of Trustees, while Thomas P. Campbell is the Director. (ANI)

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