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Artistic traditions of India demonstrated in free program at Everhart Museum in Scranton on April 9

Artistic traditions of India demonstrated in free program at Everhart Museum in Scranton on April 9
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From a press release:

The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton will present “Light on Culture: Artistic Traditions of India,” a free event featuring demonstrations and hands-on experiences in traditional Indian painting, as well as tours of the museum’s galleries, on Saturday, April 9.

Admission is free all day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with free tours and “Light on Culture” programs from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at under the “Learn” tab.

The Everhart’s rostered folk and traditional artist Mona Pande, a self-taught Indian painter specializing in Madhubani, Rajasthani, Pichwai, Rangoli, and Warli painting traditions, will invite guests to participate in creating works on their own canvases. All necessary supplies will be included for painting. Those who wish to participate are urged to dress appropriately. This program is suitable for children in grades 5 and up, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

“Light on Culture: Artistic Traditions of India” schedule

1 p.m.: Painting with Mona Pande

2 p.m.: Tour of exhibitions

2:30 p.m.: Painting with Mona Pande

3:30 p.m.: Tour of exhibitions

Tours will be approximately 30 minutes and held after each program. Visitors can explore the museum’s current exhibitions and take away something meaningful and memorable.

This event is made possible by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts folk and Traditional Arts Partnership with the Everhart.

The Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton) has temporary hours of noon-5 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for children 12 and under, Everhart Museum members, and members of the military and their family.

The Everhart was founded in 1908 by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a Scranton physician and businessman with a keen interest in natural history. Located in Scranton’s historic Nay Aug Park, the Everhart is the largest general museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is dedicated to the collection, care, and display of a diverse array of objects and specimens, including natural history, science, and fine arts. Through its exhibitions and programs, this not-for-profit institution has been an invaluable regional resource for educational and cultural opportunities for over 100 years.

General support for the museum is received from the Lackawanna County Office of Education and Culture, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the city of Scranton, and contributions from individuals and businesses. For more information, contact the museum at 570-346-7186 or email