Maharaja Press Releases
To celebrate Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, and to acknowledge 2011 as Canada’s Year of India, the Art Gallery of Ontario is hosting The AGO Maharaja Festival. From January 26 to 30, visitors will experience live performances, cooking demonstrations, henna tattooing, special exhibition tours and much more. Visitors to Maharaja age 25 and under can experience the exhibition and festival for FREE.
The splendour, luxury, and legacy of India’s greatest kings will be experienced by visitors to the Art Gallery of Ontario beginning this Saturday at 10 am, when Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts opens to the public.
The exhibition, a Canadian exclusive, features more than 200 treasures spanning three centuries, including opulent jewellery, ornate weaponry, stunning artwork, and the Star of India — the legendary 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II custom-built for His Highness Thakore Sahib Dharmendrasinhji Lakhajiraj of Rajkot.
The corporate community has come together with an unprecedented sponsorship in support of the Gallery’s major fall exhibition. Thanks to generous support from Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. , The Globe and Mail, Rogers Communications Inc. , and Scotiabank Group, the Art Gallery of Ontario is thrilled to announce that admission to Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts is free to visitors 25 years of age and under.
July 7, 2010. First exhibition to comprehensively explore the world of the Maharajas. This fall the Art Gallery of Ontario opens its doors to the magnificent world of India's great kings.
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This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Patrons of the Exhibition and generous supporters of the “Free for 25 and under” offer
This exhibition has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund a program of the government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.
Supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program.