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Exhibition featuring works of US artists opens

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HYDERABAD: In an effort to bring together the cultures of India and the US, an art exhibition ‘Houston to Hyderabad' was thrown open here on Friday.

An eclectic mix of Indian and contemporary American art, the exhibition features the works of 35 emerging American artists from Houston, United States, and two Indian artists, Laxman Aelay and Surya.

“This is the first time where 35 artists from the US have come together,” Kaali Sudheer, one of the curators of the exhibition claimed. “It is the largest such exhibition of established and emerging American artists to be shown in India,” he added. In all, the exhibition showcases about 74 paintings.

“It is both a delight and honour to share this vibrant and diverse collection of American art with the people of Hyderabad,” said U.S. Consul General Katherine Dhanani who inaugurated the exhibition.

“American art, like Indian, does not 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.

‘Houston to Hyderabad' is being organised by the U.S. Consul General in association with Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hotel, at the gallery premises. “I am excited to be here,” said young American artist Brian Rod who was present at the inaugural. Also present during the inaugural were director of Station Museum, Houston, Jim Harithas, art historian Jagdish Mittal, former CCMB director P.M. Bhargava and the other curator Rahul Mitra from the US. The works will be on display till January 21.

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