Mithila

Ganga Devi: Giant Star of Mithila Paintings

“Ganga Devi: Tradition and Expression in Mithila Painting” is the title of a special commemorative exhibition in celebration of the first publication of The World of the Late Ganga Devi, the Giant Star of Mithila Paintings, a book on Mithila art by and about its greatest artist, published and authored by Jyotindra Jain, director of the National Craft Museum in India. The exhibition will be held at Ginza Shorou, Nagasaki Center Building, 3F, 8-9-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. It runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Dec. 14 through 26.

The late Ganga Devi, considered the pioneer and founder of of Mithila art, was awarded the Padma Shri Award and is considred with pride by the Indian people as the greatest artist in the 20th century.

On the exhibition’s opening day (Dec. 14), Jain will be at the gallery for a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. For those who attend the reception, the book will be given as a commemorative gift. The first 100 editions will be sold at ¥8,000 to support the exhibition. Reservations for the reception must be made by Dec. 7 to Ginza Shorou. The reception fee of ¥10,000 is payable at the door.

For reception reservations or information about the exhibition, call the Ginza Shorou at 3572-4460 or the Mithila Museum in Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, at (0257) 52-2396.

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