Urmila Mohan, the curator of this exhibit, has kindly offered to take NYSEAN members on an intimate tour of the exhibit she curated, Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles, on April 11 at 5pm. Urmila Mohan is the Bard Graduate Center/American Museum of Natural History Postdoctoral Fellow in Museum Anthropology. The Bard Gallery can only accommodate 20 people so please RSVP as soon as possible here.
The exhibit considers the making and use of textiles as ceremonial objects that operate within a unique Balinese Hindu cosmology and explores the role of textiles as symbols of cultural resilience and continuity. Exquisite and rare pieces assembled from collections in the US, including those collected by anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson during their fieldwork in Bali in the 1930s.
Hosted by Bard Graduate Center Gallery