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