The Eastern religious practice of Tantra emphasizing ritual, meditation, and visualization is the subject of the second exhibition in the museum’s new Focus Gallery. Tantra in Buddhist Art features twenty works of art that illustrate the spiritual practices of Tantra in the Buddhist context and document its spread across Asia from the seventh to 17th centuries. Inspiration for this exhibition began with a magnificent piece from a bequest to the museum. Hevajra was part of a gift from John and Maxeen Flower and is the defining piece of Tantra in Buddhist Art. We spoke with Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, the George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, about how she built the exhibition around Hevajra and the history of Tantric Buddhism.
The Thinker: A CMA Blog
interview textiles Events museum Video performing arts Parade the Circle this week at cma Caravaggio exhibitions conservation guest artists Special Exhibition Exhibition Gauguin Cleveland Collection wari five things happening this week curator treasures of heaven university circle senufo Education visitors #get2knowcaravaggio film birthday Paul Gauguin: Paris African Art behind the scenes art music Contemporary Art community arts The Cleveland Museum of Art Photography playlists international podcast