Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert Hall
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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The Mahabharata, one of India’s most ancient texts, describes a war between family members embroiled in a succession dispute. At its heart is a conversation about the ethics of war between the warrior Arjuna, who is conflicted about fighting his own kin, and his charioteer and confidant Krishna, a manifestation of the god Vishnu. Professor of History of Art and Architecture Cynthia Packert moderates a discussion about textual and visual interpretations of this important work with Laurie Patton, President of Middlebury College and scholar of Indian religion, and Abhishek Singh, comic book artist and author of Krishna: A Journey Within. Reception to follow in the Lower Lobby. Presented in conjunction with the museum exhibition The Art of Storytelling: Five Tales from Asia, Then and Now. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Department of Religion, Director of the Arts, the Program in Literary Studies, and Program in South Asian Studies. Free

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