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Detail: “Îshâna ou Shiva” (Shiva). Robert J. Del Bontà collection, E563

Strange and Wondrous:
Prints of India from the Robert J. Del Bontà Collection

October 19, 2013–January 5, 2014
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

As global travel boomed from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, Europeans and Americans became increasingly fascinated with Indian culture. Merchants, soldiers, and missionaries documented their visits to India and other foreign lands in illustrated accounts.

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The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.