For the Home
India: Maharashtra, Bombay School Plate, c. 1890 Glazed ceramic with pigment, Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Pratap and Chitra Pal
- Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4–10.
- Meets in Entrance Gallery
In 1907, Nikhil (Victor Banerjee)—a wealthy yet enlightened and charitable Bengali landowner—encourages his wife Bimala (Swatilekha Sengupta) to emerge from the traditional female seclusion of purdah and introduces her to his old friend Sandip (Soumitra Chatterjee), a radical leader in the Swadeshi movement. Bimala is deeply affected by Sandip’s revolutionary fervor and experiences a profound political awakening that draws her out of her home and into the tumultuous world of Indian nationalism. The film is based on the novel Ghare Baire by Rabindranath Tagore, published in Bengali in 1916. MORE INFO
Tours & Talks:
During the 19th century, art schools opened in India with the aim of training new generations of craftsmen to preserve traditional forms of craft while revitalizing them to appeal to the tastes of new customers in India and abroad. Explore the products of these schools in the exhibition In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India. MORE INFO