's Marissa Bronfman raves about the Art Gallery of Ontario's latest exhibit, Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts
describing the show as
"an opulent celebration of a dazzling period in Indian history."
Organized in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum in
London, Maharaja runs from November 20th until April 3rd and features
over 200 objects (including furniture, paintings and jewelry) created
for Indian Royalty.
"Every object in Maharaja: The Splendor of
India's Royal Courts is a jewel in its own right but the AGO hopes the
exhibit will get beneath the jewelry to tell a captivating story about
a fascinating time in history. With more than half of Canada's South
Asian community residing in Ontario, the AGO is the perfect home for
Maharaja, and it's a home that will be welcoming everyone under the age
of 25 to view the exhibit for free, thanks to generous donations from
four prominent Canadian companies. Mandhatasinhji says Maharaja "brings
to life the beauty and aesthetics of a bygone era," and he couldn't be
more right -- one walk through this exhibit will make you feel like
Royalty, even if only for a day."
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