Special Exhibition at the SB Museum of Art

Join us for a docent-led tour of the exhibit "Puja and Piety" at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, June 26, 1:00 p.m.

The Harvard Club of Santa Barbara (HCSB) has arranged a guided tour of the exhibit "Puja and Piety" at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, on Sunday, June 26, 1:00 p.m. This event is open to all Harvard alumni (plus one guest).

Our tour guide will be Laura DePaoli, a docent at the Museum. From the Museum website:

This exhibition celebrates the diversity of South Asian art by examining the relationship between aesthetic expression and devotional practice, or puja, in three native religions of the Indian subcontinent. Puja is the devotional act of worshipping a god or deified teacher through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals. Through puja, devotees strive to make a spiritual connection with the divine. This connection is commonly facilitated through an icon, either an element from nature or a man-made representation in sculpture, painting, or print. The works exhibited here reflect the collective devotion of the patrons, artists, and worshippers.

We will meet at the back entrance to the Museum (near the parking garage and the library) shortly before 1:00 p.m.

The tour is free, but entrance to the Museum is $10 (unless you're a member of the Museum). After the tour, we'll walk over to nearby Andersen's Bakery for a snack/drink.

Attendance for the tour is limited to 25, so please RSVP early to reserve a spot!