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