Family Day

Illustrating Music

Illustration from a Ragamala Album: Bhairava Raga, 1700-1750
India: Andhra Pradesh (Deccan), Hyderabad, 1700-1750
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
image: 11-1/4 x-7 in. (28.6 x 17.8 cm); sheet: 14-1/8 x 9-5/8 in. (35.9 x 24.4 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Ramesh and Urmil Kapoor
P.2002.02.5

Illustrating Music

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Educator: Staff Educator
Type: Family Day

Ragamala paintings from India and Nepal illustrate melodies called ragas. A raga is commonly associated with a specific action, emotion, season or type of person. Spend an afternoon creating your own watercolor paintings illustrating the melodies and stories in your life.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4-10. | No reservations needed