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  • Mithila Painting Workshop for Families: Shalinee Kumari

    Workshops & Activities, For Families, and part of Family Fun Day, Painting Is My Everything Programs

    Oct 21
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    Free with museum admission

    1—2:30 PM

    Resource Room

    Indian artist Shalinee Kumari is making a rare visit to the United States for a short residency at the museum in conjunction with the exhibition Painting Is My Everything: Art from India’s Mithila Region.

    At this artist workshop, Kumari will lead families through the exhibition to explore the vibrancy and themes of Mithila art. Families will then work with Kumari to create their own paintings to take home.  

    Recommended for families with children age 8 and up. Pre-registration required, click here to reserve tickets.

    Born in 1985 in a rural Mithila village, Kumari studied geography before attending Mithila Art Institute. Now based in Hyderabad, India, she is one of the young female artists who is pushing the boundaries of Mithila painting by using the centuries-old style for personal self-expression. Her work focuses on topics of global concern that are also pressing issues in her life and community, including climate change, terrorism and gender equality.


General support for education is provided by the Dhanam Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation, The Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund, Dodge & Cox, and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation. Support is also provided by an endowment established by The Hearst Foundations.


Painting Is My Everything: Art from India's Mithila Region is organized by the Asian Art Museum. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations; Joan L. Danforth; Warren Felson and Lucy Sun; John Maa, M.D.; and Society for Art and Cultural Heritage of India (SACHI).

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