Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is bringing India to Atlanta with a unique new art exhibition. More than 50 works of modern and contemporary Indian art will arrive this week, along with their owner, Oglethorpe alumnus and billionaire businessman/philanthropist Donald Rubin, for a full weekend of Indian-themed events.

On Friday, March 11th, Oglethorpe students will throw a traditional Indian Holi color festival on the campus quad that includes throwing 3,000 water balloons and colored dyes at one another.  Now that’s a colorful festival! They’ll clean up in time for an Indian dinner, then dessert over a bonfire that’s also part of the Holi tradition.

On Saturday night, the black-tie-attired “A Taste of India” Gala, will be a real treat and warm reception.  We hear just a few tickets still remain, so if you’re interested, act fast.

And, on Sunday March 13th there’s a free public reception for everyone to view the art.   Dr. Rebecca M. Brown, one of the nation’s leading experts in modern Indian art, will give a lecture on the works.

By the way, these traditional celebrations can be found dating back to the 7th century, so, we have a sneaking suspicion that this is gonna be a good time!  Go check it out.