Sunday, December 16, 2-3 pm
(Maximum tour capacity 30 people)
Join Guest Curator Elizabeth Herbert on a free guided tour of her recently opened exhibition Goddesses of Creation: Spiritual Traditions of Hindu India between the 3rd and the 18th Centuries. the tour will offer insight into the characteristics of the female divine derived from both folk and oral traditions, the exhibition themes and her curatorial decisions.
Featuring the return of the AGA’s 12th century Shiva Bhairava, the exhibition encourages the viewer to discover the multiplicity of forms and meanings in these images of the Goddess.
Elizabeth Herbert received an M.A. from The School of Oriental and African Studies (London University, U.K), in the area of Hindu art and archaeology, and an M.A. from The Courtauld Institute of Art (London University, U.K., with a thesis on the influence of Jean Francois Millet on the art of Camille Pissarro).
In 1989, she was hired as a curator and consultant for the exhibition Many Faces, Many Paths: The Art of Asia, at the Glenbow Museum (Calgary, Alberta). For many years, she worked as an educator in the department of School Programs at the Glenbow Museum.
In 2010, Herbert curated an exhibition at the Nickle Arts Museum (University of Calgary) titled: Line, Colour and Muscle, the lithography of John Snow and Maxwell Bates. In 2013, she co-curated: Marion Nicoll, A Retrospective, with Ann Davis, also at the Nickle Arts Museum.
Elizabeth Herbert has published a number of publications, amongst them: The Art of John Snow in 2011 (University of Calgary Press), and Marion Nicoll, in 2013 (University of Calgary Press). She has taught a wide variety of Art History courses at the University of Calgary, and is currently at work on a book titled: Thomas Holbein Hendley and the Albert Museum in Jaipur.