Special Exhibition

Mithila Painting: The Evolution of an Art Form 

Since the fourteenth century, women in the Mithila region of Bihar, India, have practiced a distinctive traditional form of domestic wall painting. In the 1960s, some women began to make these paintings on paper to sell for income. Since then, women have started including images from contemporary life while staying committed to the traditional aesthetics and expressive power. This exhibition of more than forty paintings documents the vitality and evolution of Mithila painting since 1970. Exhibit is on dis-play until December 1, 2013.

Please join Joe Elder, Professor of Sociology and Languages and Cultures of Asia, UW-Madison, for a guided tour of “Mithila Painting: The Evolution of an Art Form,” at the Chazen Museum of Art.