Sitar musician Aaron Hermes specializes in the traditional music of Northern India, which includes the state of Rajasthan. Enjoy gallery concerts that complement the exhibition Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs.

Raghubir Singh pushed the genre of street photography into a world of living color. Born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, to an aristocratic Indian family, Singh (1942–1999) lived in Hong Kong, Paris, London, and New York—but his eye was perpetually drawn back to his native India.

The retrospective Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs traces the full trajectory of the visionary photographer’s career through nearly 90 images, from his early work in the late 1960s to his last, unpublished projects of the late 1990s.

About the Performer
Aaron Hermes is a Houston-based musician, producer, and artist celebrating more than 20 years of sitar study. He began his journey with the sitar in 1997, and in 2003 he traveled to India to study with master sitarist Atmaram Sharma. While there, Hermes was also initiated on the santur—another string instrument used to play traditional Hindustani classical music—by Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, a leading advocate of santur. In the United States, Hermes has studied with acclaimed musicians including Indrajit Banerjee, Zakir Hussain, Abbos Kosimov, Steve Smith, and Glen Velez. He is the founder of Audio Telepathy, a musical collective and record label. 

Drop in! This program is free. Camp stools provided for seating.

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Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from Melvyn and Cyvia Wolff; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Mitra Mujica-Margolis and Michael Margolis; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mercantil Bank; Mr. William J. Hill; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Sharon G. Dies; The Powell Foundation; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.