India

Museum of Art in Jodhpur, India

March 2013

The Mehrangarh Museum of Art, Jodhpur, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presented a Little Sun exhibition featuring more than 200 Little Sun lamps and a series of 16 Little Sun short films, first shown at London’s Tate Modern in 2012. The Mehrangarh Museum of Art hosted the exhibition in the fitting location of Jodhpur, Rajasthan (also known as India’s “Sun City”) from 8 March–30 April.

After the close of the exhibition, the Little Suns were donated to the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation of His Highness, Maharaja Gaj Singh II, which then distributed them to remote villages and institutions in Rajasthan through the CSR departments of various companies. Little Sun’s sustainable solar-powered light allows people in off-grid areas to study, cook dinner, work, socialise, and continue their daily activities into the night without relying on toxic kerosene lamps.