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.
international Cleveland university circle Gauguin david wari Exhibition film community arts audio guest artists behind the scenes Photography Collection museum Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection textiles treasures of heaven exhibitions interview fu Education art Chef Doug Katz Paul Gauguin: Paris Caravaggio Events The Cleveland Museum of Art China visitors curator Dean Yoder Contemporary Art community #get2knowcaravaggio Parade the Circle conservation music Cleveland Institute of Art Video