Nidhika and Pershant Mehta Arts of India Gallery Opening in Houston
Event: Arts of India Gallery Opening in Houston
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Date: May 15, 2009
The new Nidhika and Pershant Mehta Arts of India Gallery will be the only space in Houston devoted to Indian arts and culture, and is the third in a series of five permanent Arts of Asia galleries planned for the museum and located in an Arts of Asia wing now in development on the first floor of the Caroline Wiess Law Building. The naming of the gallery in the Mehtas’ honor recognizes their extraordinary $500,000 leadership gift to the museum. A series of public programs, including a Bollywood film festival, lectures, and activities for families, will take place this spring and summer as part of the Nidhika and Pershant Mehta Arts of India Gallery celebrations.
The evening was well attended by the who’s who of the Indian American community in Houston. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett also spoke that evening and expressed his connection with India with his son studying Vedanta there for many years.