The Language of Colors: A Discussion of Guru Nanak’s Janamsakhi Life Stories
San Francisco, CA 94102
Join us to explore the legacy of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru, through the museum’s
collection of Janamsakhi paintings, which share the miraculous story of his birth and life. The
program begins with artist Rupy C. Tut demonstrating traditional miniature painting in the
North Court. At 2 PM, the program continues with a public conversation in Samsung Hall,
featuring guest speakers Dr. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh of Colby College; Kamla Kapur,
author of The Singing Guru: Legends and Adventures of Guru Nanak, the First Sikh; and docent
Shivi Legha. Kapur will sing a shabad (Sikh hymn), and Qamar Adamjee, associate curator of
South Asian and Islamic art, will introduce paintings on display in our collection galleries.
This program is co-sponsored by The Sikh Foundation.
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