Centuries of royal treasures from Jodhpur, India, come to the United States for the first time in Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India. Masterpieces and relics—never before seen beyond palace walls—illustrate the history and artistic legacy of the Rathore dynasty.

The exhibition showcases nearly four centuries of artistic creation from the kingdom of Marwar–Jodhpur, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan. Lavishly made ceremonial objects, finely crafted arms and armor, sumptuous jewels, intricately carved furnishings, and more outline the dynamic history of the region and the dynasty that ruled it. 

This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores Peacock in the Desert and encourages visitors to discuss the art together.

Drop in! This program is free with admission to the exhibition “Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India.”

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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.