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The Language of Colors: A Discussion of Guru Nanak’s Janamsakhi Life Stories



Explore the legacy of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru, through the museum’s collection of Janamsakhi paintings, which share the miraculous story of his birth and life.

The program begins with artist Rupy C. Tut demonstrating traditional miniature painting in the Resource Room.

At 2 PM, the program continues with a public conversation in Samsung Hall, featuring guest speakers:

Dr. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh of Colby College;

Kamla Kapur, author of The Singing Guru: Legends and Adventures of Guru Nanak, the First Sikh;

and docent Shivi Legha.

Kapur will sing a shabad (Sikh hymn), and Qamar Adamjee, associate curator of South Asian and Islamic art, will introduce paintings on display in our collection galleries.

This program is co-sponsored by Sikh Foundation & Asian Art Museum.


↯ FREE with museum admission ↯
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

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