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U.S. Consul General Inaugurates Houston To Hyderabad Art Exhibition
Hyderabad | January 14, 2010

U.S. Consul General Inaugurates Houston To Hyderabad Art Exhibition

The U.S. Consulate General, Hyderabad in association with MUSE Art Gallery, Marriott Hotel is organizing an art exhibit ‘Houston to Hyderabad’, featuring 35 American artists and two Indian artists.

Consul General Katherine Dhanani will inaugurate the exhibit on January 14, 2011, 7 p.m. at MUSE Art Gallery, Marriott Hotel.

Speaking to the gathering, Consul General Dhanani said art was a tool to communicate.  “It’s both a delight and an honor to share this vibrant and diverse collection of American art with the people of Hyderabad.  As I’ve visited homes, offices and galleries in the twin cities, it has been apparent that Indians, like Americans, enjoy surrounding themselves with art and beauty. American art, like Indian, does not however always embody beauty.  More poignantly it can remind us of what is wrong and ugly too.  Art communicates.  In studying these pictures here, I hope the dialogue between Americans and Indians will be strengthened and our friendship deepened,” she said.

Others who were present at the event were Jim Harithas, Director of Station Museum, Houston; Padmabhushan P. M. Bhargava, former Director of CCMB.  Kaali Sudheer and Rahul Mitra (USA) curated the exhibit.

With a total of 74 paintings on display, the exhibit is the largest of established and emerging American artists to be shown in India.  The works will be on display until January 21, 2011.