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