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Rich in vibrant colors and infused with stories both ancient and new\, Mithila paintings from the Bihar region of India debut at CAFAM this spring. Rooted in traditional wall and floor paintings\, modern Mithil a painting is created on paper and illustrates both religious gods and godd esses\, and modern themes such as gender politics and social commentary. Mi thila paintings have raised the status of its women artists and the economy of this poor region as the art form continues to gain international acclai m. This exhibit traces the extraordinary development of this vibrant painti ng tradition that straddles both the modern and the ancient.

DTEND:20090913 DTSTAMP:20140828T110656 DTSTART:20090412 GEO:34.062177;-118.3555702 LOCATION:Craft and Folk Art Museum\,5814 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90036 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Ancient Gods and Modern Politics: Mithila Painting UID:56917 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20090412T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T110656 DTSTART:20090412T180000 GEO:34.062177;-118.3555702 LOCATION:Craft and Folk Art Museum\,5814 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90036 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Ancient Gods and Modern Politics: Mithila Painting UID:56918 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR