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