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