Gainesville (Florida), 19 April 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The new Asian art wing of the Harn Museum, of the University of Florida in Gainesville, is displaying sculptures of the Hindu deities Shiva, Durga, and Vishnu, from the 3rd century AD.
This museum wing, whose surface area is of 2415 square meters, opened on 31 March 2012. It houses works from all over Asia, from Central Asia to Japan and from China to the southern tip of India. Among the masterpieces one can find stone sculptures from the end of the first century to the beginning of the fourth century.
The museum has in its collections about 8,300 works, some of which dating back to 2,500 BCE. The collections not only contain sculptures, they also contain miniature paintings and modern Indian paintings, among other things, by Sunil Madhay Sen, Gopal Ghosh, Krishna Shamrao Kulkarni and Ram Kumar.