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