I See No Stranger: Early Sikh Art and Devotion is an art exhibition which presents paintings, drawings, textiles, and devotional objects that explore the values, practices, and artistic heritage of Sikhs, who comprise the world’s fifth-largest organized religion.
Founded in the sixteenth century by Guru Nanak, a poet, philosopher, and holy man, the religion holds that God is found through humility, service, and an affirmation of beauty and joy in everyday life. Its messages of openness, equality, social responsibility, and devotion to simple truths are as radical today as it was in rigidly ordered medieval India.
Organized by the Rubin Museum of Art and with the support and participation of The Sikh Foundation and The Sikh Art and Film Foundation, the exhibition comprises loans from museums in India and the United States and private collections in the United States and England.
This exhibition opens at the museum on September 18 and runs through January 29, 2007.