Seattle Art Museum Downtown
Oct 18, 2018–Jan 21, 2019, Wednesdays–Sundays
Recommended by Emily Pothast
Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with the Mehrangarh Museum in Jodhpur, India, Peacock in the Desert is a traveling exhibition of some 250 artworks and objects that trace four centuries of royal history of the Rathore dynasty of Rajasthan, India. Most of these objects—which include miniature paintings, handcrafted armor, and carved furnishings—had never traveled to the United States prior to this exhibition. The installation at Seattle Art Museum will include large-scale photographic murals that evoke the geographic and historical context of these rare treasures.