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Inspiration from Architecture and Myth
Suspended from the ceiling of the museum loggia like a pair of delicate chandeliers, Afruz Amighi's installation My House, My Tomb employs light and shadow to evoke forgotten histories of the Taj Mahal. Docent Pragna Mehta explores the artist’s sculptural diptych of the Taj Mahal and its never-realized companion tomb.
ABOUT TAKEOUT TUESDAYS
“Take out” a taste of art! Join museum docents and fellow art lovers for interactive lunchtime encounters with selected artworks from the collection. We’ll gather on Zoom to look closely at compelling works using high-resolution images and uncover fun facts. Each weekly session explores a different topic. Unmute to join the conversation.
Image: My House, My Tomb, 2015/2019, by Afruz Amighi (American, b. 1974). Steel with fiberglass mesh, metal chains, and LED light. Asian Art Museum, Lent by the artist, IL2020.2.1. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.
The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art.