Nataraja, Shiva as the King of Dance (detail), 1000s. South India, Chola period (900-13th Century). Bronze; 111.5 x 101.65 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1930.331

Raghavan Iyer

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Explore the art and food of India during this special lunch event. Sonya Quintanilla, George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, will discuss the museum’s world-class Indian collection and preview some objects that will be on view when the galleries open in December 2013. Next, cookbook author and culinary educator Raghavan Iyer will discuss Indian cuisine and his book, Indian Cooking Unfolded. While attendees are enjoying a delicious lunch of Indian specialties, Chef Iyer will answer questions and sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase from the museum store for $19.95. One lucky ticketholder will win a signed copy of the book at the event.

$34 members; $38 non-members
Additional $12 wine pairing