Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin

September 18, 2014—December 19, 2014
Opening Reception September 18, 6—8 pm

The Gallery at the Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street (at Pine) Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-545-4400 ·

Along with an exhibition of some of Siona Benjamin's recent work, the Gershman will be presenting a lecture by the artist, an interdisciplinary Indian dance performance by Rang de Nila in collaboration with Benjamin and inspired by her paintings, and a preview of a documentary film about the artist.

Siona Benjamin, a painter originally from Bombay, India, who now lives in the United States, combines her Jewish heritage with experiences growing up in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. In her paintings, she brings together the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, resulting in a mosaic inspired by Indian miniature paintings, Sephardic icons, and contemporary art. 

LECTURE BY ARTIST October 22, 6 pm
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by Rang de Nila
November 19, 8 pm
$25 per person
Caplan Recital Hall, 211 South Broad Street
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Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin followed by
a discussion with filmmaker Hal Rifken and the artist
December 4, 6—8 pm
$10 per person
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Monday—Friday, 9 am—5 pm
and Sundays, 9 am—2 pm

All events free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. All events at the Gershman Y unless otherwise noted.

Image: Copyright Siona Benjamin - "Improvisation #20, Rachel's Dream", 2013

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