Power and Desire: South Asian Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art, Edwin Binney 3rd Collection is on view from October 10, 2000 through January 7, 2001, at the Asia Society, 502 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

Edwin Binney 3rd
Collection of South Asian Painting

The collection, more than 1,450 works of art, came to the San Diego Museum of Art in 1990. The late Edwin Binney, heir to the Crayola fortune, served on the board of the museum from 1977 to 1979 and from 1983 to 1986. The collection ranges in date from twelfth-century manuscripts to twentieth-century paintings, from nearly every important court and period on the subcontinent.

Power and Desire is organized by the San Diego Museum of Art in collaboration with the Asia Society, New York.

The exhibition is co-curated by Vishakha N. Desai, Senior Vice-President and Director of the Galleries, Asia Society; Kavita Singh, Research Editor, Marg Publications; and Caron Smith, Curator of Asian Art, San Diego Museum of Art.

The curators wish to thank B.N. Goswamy, Andrew Topsfield, and Ellen Smart for generously sharing their understanding.

In New York, support for the exhibition and related programs has been provided by Dr. and Mrs. Purnendu Chatterjee, Mr. and Mrs. Rohit M. Desai, Laurence F. Whittemore, The Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Beningson, Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian, Tushar D. Kothari, Anand and Abha Kumar, Doris Wiener, J. Watumull Fund, and Mary Wallach (list in formation).

Support for the Asia Society's Cultural Programs is provided by the Friends of Asian Arts, Wallace - ReaderŐs Digest Funds, The Starr Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Armand G. Erpf Fund, The Arthur Ross Foundation, and the Harold J. and Ruth Newman Philanthropic Fund.

Edwin Binney 3rd Collection