Gajalakshmi depicted in a gouache painting, India c 1780

International touring exhibition

Feminine power: the divine to the demonic

Tour schedule

National Museum of Australia, Canberra
7 December 2022 – 27 August 2023

La Caixa Forum Madrid, Spain
27 September 2023 – 14 January 2024

La Caixa Forum Barcelona, Spain
20 February – 9 June 2024

La Caixa Forum Sevilla, Spain
17 July – 27 October 2024

La Caixa Forum Zaragoza, Spain
28 November 2024 – 23 March 2025

La Caixa Forum Valencia, Spain
29 April – 17 August 2025

Contact us

Email: international@britishmuseum.org 

This exhibition celebrates the power and diversity of the divine female in world culture and belief, from the ancient world to today.

Designed to inspire visitors to reflect on the diversity of the representation of women in world belief, this exhibition explores the glory of ancient goddesses and the growing significance of the divine female today.

Objects in the exhibition are drawn from across the world and across time, to emphasise the variety and ubiquity of the divine female throughout human existence.

From monumental sculpture from ancient Greece, Egypt and India, wall hangings from Japan and China, to Western fine art, this exhibition asks: what does female spiritual power mean for individuals and societies then and now?