Kalki is a decisive warrior from the future. He has a horse and a sword.

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Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior

June 24 - October 2, 2011

Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior is the first major museum exhibition to focus on Vishnu, one of Hinduism's three major deities. Presenting approximately 170 paintings, sculptures, and ritual objects that were made in India between the fourth and twentieth centuries, this exhibition serves as a brief survey of Hindu art styles as well as an examination of the Vaishnava (Vishnu-worshipping) tradition.

Special thanks to artist Sanjay Patel for his engaging avatar illustrations. Find more of his work in the Museum Shop.

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  • Kalki Avatar. Northern India (Punjab Hills, Mankot), circa 1700. Opaque watercolor on paper, 8 1/16 x 11 in. (20.5 x 28 cm). Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Former Collection Alice Boner, RVI 1213

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  • Kalki Avatar. North India (Delhi-Agra region), late 16th century. Opaque watercolor on paper, 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (17.1 x 23.5 x cm). Private collection

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