Opening of the Love and Maya exhibition at the Boston Children’s Museum

An exhibition on love and respect for others by Sneha Shrestha

BOSTON, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Boston Children’s Museum will open the Love and Maya exhibit in Sneha Shrestha on August 6. In Love and Maya, the artist creates a space for visitors to explore how to show love and respect to others.

Love and Maya is designed to encourage collaboration between visitors within the gallery space, including those who may not speak the same language. Visitors will have the opportunity to work together to illuminate two paintings that stand out from the floor-to-ceiling hand-painted murals. On one painting “Love” appears in English, on the other the word “Maya”, which means love in the artist’s native language.

“Nepalese artist and educator Sneha Shrestha brings his unique blend of Sanskrit scripture and graffiti art to the Boston Children’s Museum in the Love and Maya Gallery exhibit,” said Sage Brousseau, Senior Art Educator. “This installation, created with young people in mind, inspires a sense of cultural pride in its own context – reminding us that our differences matter and that we can all show love and respect to others, transcending our differences, especially those rooted in race, culture and language.

Shrestha’s “Mindful Mandalas” mural was on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She was also recently commissioned by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to create a thirty-foot sculpture, which is currently on display. She was recognized by WBUR as one of 25 Millennial Artists Impacting Color Boston. Public murals of Shrestha live across the country and are also held in the private collections of Facebook, Google, and Fidelity Investments. Sneha is also an educator. She established from Nepal first children’s art museum to provide a creative space where children and young people can develop 21st century skills through project-based art experiences.

Sneha earned her master’s degree from Harvard University. In addition to creating murals and larger-than-life paintings, Sneha is a passionate supporter of Asian art by working as an Art Program Manager at the South Asian Institute in Harvard. She divides her time between her studio Somerville and his family home in Kathmandu with his parents and his bilingual dog, Milo.

Love and Maya will be open August 6, 2022November 13, 2022

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Times and admission
The Museum is open from Monday to Sunday September 5 with two fixed daily time slots, 9h00-12h00 and 1:30-4:30 p.m.. To reduce touchpoints and enable timed visits, all ticketing will be done online. Members must also make reservations online. There are a limited number of visitor reservations available for each time slot. Adults, $20children (1-15) and seniors, $20; children under 12 months and Museum members are always free.


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