Win passes to see the dazzling MAHARAJA exhibit in Toronto

Silver plated carriage at the Art Gallery of Ontario exhibit Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts

Silver carriage at the Art Gallery of Ontario exhibit Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts

Win passes to see a dazzling show

Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts is truly a magnificent exhibit. If you have any interest in India, world history,  beautifully created works of art or expertly curated large exhibitions, you can’t miss this one. It’s all of these things, plus a very good time out. You can read my blog all about the exhibit here, and see pictures of some of the gorgeous treasures: Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts dazzles visitors.

To win passes to the Art Gallery of Ontario exhibit in Toronto, or a grand prize pack that includes a pass and the show’s catalogue, (total value more than $60) read on for entry details.

Photo of BreatheDreamGo’s Mariellen at the opening gala by Amanjeet K. Chauhan

The Art Gallery of Ontario exhibit runs from November 20, 2010 until April s, 2011. It features more than 200 objects made by and for the maharajas — great kings — of India, from the 17th century to 1947, when India declared independence, became a secular democracy and abolished the feudal power of the maharajas.

This is a major show for the Art Gallery of Ontario in more ways than one. It opened with a $1,000 a plate gala dinner; was the recipient of the gallery’s largest donation to date; and is reaching out to the community like never before.  In fact, the large donation from three major Canadian corporations is making it possible for the AGO to let people under the age of 25 in for free. Yes, you heard that right: if you are under 25 years old you get in for free. There are also lots of cultural events related to the show taking place throughout the run. Check the Art Gallery of Ontario website and the Art Matters blog for details.

How to enter

The adult (over 25) ticket price is $22. BreatheDreamGo has 10 passes to give out, and one lucky winner will also receive the catalogue to the show, worth about $40.00. I will hold a random draw on December 15, 2010 and contact winners by email.

To enter the contest you must:

1. subscribe to BreatheDreamGo either by RSS or by email (see SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL box and orange RSS button on the home page)

2. post the BreatheDreamGo blog about the exhibit to either Facebook or Twitter — click here and use this link: Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts dazzles visitors — OR click the Facebook LIKE button below

3. leave a comment at the end of this post and tell me why you want to see the show

Thanks for entering, good luck!

centre piece at the opening gala for Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal C0urts

centre piece at the opening gala for Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts

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13 Responses to Win passes to see the dazzling MAHARAJA exhibit in Toronto

  1. Caryl Ayearst November 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    I would love to see the show because I believe the exhibit will be both amazing and stunning. Having lived in India it will bring back fond memories as well as give me a chance to see things I never did while I was there.

  2. Paul Lima November 19, 2010 at 4:14 am #

    I will admit to not knowing much about India, but the show looks fabulous and this is an opportunity to learn more about the country and it’s history. My wife and I are planning to go. It would be nice to win tickets; failing that, we’ll buy them!

  3. Marci Segal November 19, 2010 at 4:15 am #

    I’ve been dreaming of going to India for many many years to be at the Taj Mahal from sunrise to sunset. It’s in my psychic dna. Seeing the show will bring me that much closer…

  4. Nicole November 19, 2010 at 4:34 am #

    I haven’t yet been to India, but I would love to see such a stunning exhibit, and one that comes so highly recommended!

  5. chrissy November 19, 2010 at 3:23 am #

    loving your blog, my friend. All my love and support. I wanted to see this exhibit with you… but, will still go and take my wee one who is 1/4 Indian! 🙂

  6. don oldfield November 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    I’ve been to India for a couple of long trips and love all things Indian. Would love to win a couple of tickets for this.

  7. Doug November 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Okay, I’m fessing up: I got addicted to “Jewel and the Crown” years and years ago and that launched me full-tilt into Indiaphile mode. I’ve been to various parts of India, but haven’t seen enough of the maharaja’s world. I’d love nothing better than to immerse myself for an afternoon in the world of the India’s Royal Court.
    thanks Mariellen for maintaining an engaging blog.


  8. Chetana November 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Namaste Mariellen! I would like to go to the exhibit with my Indian husband (Vishva) as I think it is important for recent immigrants and other Indo-Canadians to see their country represented in Canada for its cultural richness, since the media often only portray India for the ‘new-economy’, or as a struggling third-world nation. In fact I think it is wonderful for all Canadians to see the diverse faces of India past and present. Om!! Chetana

  9. Mariellen November 21, 2010 at 3:17 am #

    Thanks for your comments everyone! So fun to discover other India lovers … I, too, am a “Jewel in the Crown” fan @Doug. And I agree with you about the media portrayal of India @Chetana. I rarely see the India I know in the media.

  10. Amna Hakim November 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    I love history and anything to do with the Indian Sub-continent is just sooo fascinating to me. I would love to absorb all the history and beauty at this exhibition and would love to win passes to it!

    Thanks for holding this contest,

  11. kay* November 25, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    well, i AM moving to india 🙂 so i would love to go see this exhibit!

  12. Denise November 28, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    I travelled around India, from Varanasi to Bombay (including a trip to the Taj Mahal), more than 10 years ago. The memories are still really vivid, and I’d love to revisit via the Maharaja exhibit.

  13. sari colt December 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    I’d love to go see the Maharaja exhibit. India seems like a fascinating, exciting country full of colour. It’s definitely on my to do list.

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