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Discovering Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles

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Ganesha
Ganesha, 2004 Photographic Print © Shana Dressler, Pacific Asia Museum
Discovering Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles
Curated by: Yeonsoo Chee

46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena , CA 91101
March 18th, 2009 - September 20th, 2009

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
pasadena/glendale
PHONE:  
626-449-2742 ext 10
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 10-6
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

Ganesha, the so-called "Elephant God," is one of the most adored and widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. In a series of stunning photographs, New York-based artist Shana Dressler investigates contemporary Ganesha festivals in Mumbai. Juxtaposed with classical representations of Ganesha from Pacific Asia Museum's collection, Dressler's vibrant photos connect the past and the present of India while illustrating the historical legacy and spiritual signifi cance of Ganesha in Hindu society.