Opening Party for Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert
6:00 to 9:00
Sat, February 18, 2017
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.
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.