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.
wari China Photography kids Parade the Circle community community arts film music Exhibition audio Education Contemporary Art The Cleveland Museum of Art conservation guest artists Caravaggio Paul Gauguin: Paris curator Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection exhibitions Gauguin behind the scenes Video Chef Doug Katz textiles international Collection david treasures of heaven Cleveland Jon Cleveland Institute of Art museum university circle interview Events visitors art fu