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The Art of Kalighat Paintings

The Art of Kalighat Paintings


Join Museum educators as we look closely at the bright colors and bold designs of Kalighat paintings. Originally created by patuas (painters on cloth) working in the area around Kolkata, India, these paintings were sold as souvenirs for pilgrims visiting a temple to the goddess Kali. Learn more about the stories depicted on these paintings, and follow along as we sketch scenes from popular stories today.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 24, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-10

  • Length: 45 minutes