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February 27, 2009 06:00pm-09:00pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts

'Mughal' information

The masterminds behind Mughal - ARTafterDARK Advisory Board Members Cori Mackie and Denise Nakano

$10 admission fee for non-Academy Members
Free admission for Academy Members

ARTafterDARK 2009 kicks-off with Mughal, a night highlighting Muraqqa' at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, an exhibition of exquisite Indian miniature paintings from one of the world’s finest collections. On view are paintings, calligraphies and manuscripts created for the Indian emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal, in the 17th century. The works are a window to the culture of this pivotal period of Indian history.

Visit the East Indian Trading Co. Lounge (Kinau Court) as singer Ana Monique performs from 6-9PM. Enjoy as DJs Slant, Kentaro a.k.a. Duck, and Xhift magazine's own DJ Xhift spin in Central and Banyan Courtyards.

Live Art:
Miniature paintings by local artist Carrie Able on display and available for purchase in Luce Pavilion.

Zip Tours: There will be two chances to enjoy a docent-led tour of Muraqqa': Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin on February 27!

First Tour at 7:00 PM
Second Tour at 7:30 PM

Meet in Henry R. Luce Gallery (Gallery 28) for the tours.

Wikipedia Loves Art:

Get your cameras ready for the ultimate museum scavenger hunt and free content photography contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles.
Sign-up online.
Check out rules and guidelines here.
Other than bragging rights (your pic could end up on Wikipedia) you can check-out prizes here.
Stop by the Academy during ARTafterDARK's "Mughal" and start shooting. 

Don't forget to stop in the Academy Shop during ARTafterDARK to pick up all your Indian-inspired essentials for wardrobe and home. Special Mughal-specific items include Indian brocade textiles, beaded table runners and shawls, "Bollywood bangles, "Ohm" earrings and other jewelry, and books about Indian and Islamic arts including the Muraqqa' exhibition catalogue and note cards.

Food and Beverage:
All your authentic Indian-inspired favorites by E&O Trading Co.
The menu:
Chana w/ Poori - spicy chickpeas with fried bread - $5
Chicken Khorma and Dahl - cubed chicken in a yogurt sauce with green lentils - $7
Martibak Telor - paneer, egg, and spinach quiche wrapped in philo dough served with a red curry sauce - $6
Prawn Curry with Basmati Rice - okra, peas, onions, tomatoes, and prawns in a yellow curry sauce - $8
Cash only; no checks or credit cards accepted!

Event photos by Arturo Solis of Entwine Wedding Photography

Special thanks to our 2009 Sponsors:

E&O Trading Co.