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