“Neo Baroque Maharajas “ – Baroque International Museum, Puebla, Mexico

The Baroque International Museum in Puebla Mexico is the world’s newest, most expensive and technologically advanced international museum today. Renowned Japanese architect TyoTio Won the Pritzer Prize for 2015 for this design. The Museum is dedicated to the concept of “Baroque Art”, which is the period of Gilded Opulence.

Several countries of the world have lent their precious and rare collection to the museum for its opening. For the opening of the museum, the government of Mexico commissioned Umang Hutheesing to create a special exhibition titled “Neo Baroque Maharajas”; these costumes connect the grand legacies of India’s historic rulers to the modern day Maharajas. What unites them both is their quest for refined elegance of “The Baroque”. These had been on display for the 5 months in the museum.

 

Umang Hutheesing created 50 dramatic costumes which were mounted on Gilded Mannequins and displayed along with interactive screens and accompanying catalog, narrating the history of India and its magnificent Textile Tradition, Costumes and its manifestations today. The museum was inaugurated by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and was publically opened by Rafael Moreno Valle, the Governor along with Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, and Minister of culture. The Opening day alone had over 10,000 VIP visitors and the first month witnessed 1.5 million visitors.

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