Gita Govinda - Art over Lunch in November [MEMBERS ONLY]

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Museum Rietberg

Gablerstrasse 15

8002 Zürich

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Art over Lunch in November

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India’s Great Love Story

The Gita Govinda was written by the Indian poet Jayadeva in the 12th century. It describes the touching love story of Krishna (incarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu) and the shepherd girl Radha. Among the most famous and precious series of Indian painting are illustrations from around 1775. The exhibition shows miniature paintings from the Museum Rietberg’s own collection – the largest coherent existing set of this series – as well as works from other collections.

In a guided tour with Gabriela Blumer Kamp we will dive into the moving narrative of one of India’s greatest poetic oeuvres.

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12:00 – Guided Art Tour with Gabriela Blumer Kamp

12:45 – Lunch (included in ticket price)

13:15 – End of event

We will meet at the ticket office at 11:50.

This event is for Asia Society Members only.

Full no-show charge unless registration is cancelled until 24 hours before the event.

About the Guide

Gabriela Blumer Kamp works as an art educator at the Museum Rietberg since 1998. She grew up in Denmark, studied art history, ethnology and comparative religion in Lausanne and Geneva, and worked for «Ente Touristico» in Ticino from 1995-1998 while writing on her PhD about the phenomenon of the «Madonna della Misericordia» in Christian iconograhy.

About Art over Lunch

Art over Lunch is a monthly event series for members of Asia Society Switzerland. Each time, we visit an exhibition or a special part of a collection with curators and experts for 45 minutes followed by a small lunch. The tours are designed to give members a different view on the vast troves at the museums in the city of Zurich and provide an opportunity to mingle and discuss.

Picture: Radha and Krishna confer darshan. Final leaf from the second Guler Gita Govinda series of ca. 1775. Master of the first generation after Manaku and Nainsukh of Guler. India, Pahari region, Guler. © Museum Rietberg Zurich. Permanent loan, collection of Barbara and Eberhard Fischer

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Museum Rietberg

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