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
Posts by author: kmiers
playlists treasures of heaven conservation Contemporary Art Collection art Events behind the scenes museum curator The Cleveland Museum of Art this week at cma interview Parade the Circle international birthday Gauguin five things happening this week African Art university circle Video this week at the cma textiles Special Exhibition performing arts podcast Photography Cleveland Caravaggio music visitors film community arts wari Education Exhibition Paul Gauguin: Paris exhibitions #get2knowcaravaggio guest artists