Opening Party for Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert

Feb 18 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following the co-curators’ talks in the Lenart Auditorium (6-7 pm), the celebration continues with Indian music and treats.

7–9 pm| Opening Party
Join us in celebrating with live music, art making and refreshments. Create your own body adornment by embossing a foil bangle  or weaving a colorful bracelet using recycled metal materials.
You will also be able to experience the Indian art of mehndi, or hand painting, using temporary henna.

7:30–8:15 pm | Classical Indian music
Enjoy an intimate in-gallery concert with members of the UCLA Indian Music Ensemble, including sitar ensemble instructor Rahul Neuman and Miles Shrewsbery, a disciple of tabla director Abhiman Kaushal. The ensemble will perform a raga, the melodic frame of Hindustani classical music of Northern India—a tradition that has been evolving since the twelfth century CE.

RSVP by February 13 at or 310-206-7001.


Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 221 Westwood Plaza at Sunset Blvd.
Upon entering Lot 4, turn left into the Pay-By-Space area. Parking is $3/hr, max $12/day.
Automated pay stations accept $1 or $5 bills and credit/debit cards.


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