Yoga Narashimha, Vishnu in His Man-Lion Avatar (detail), c. 1250. South India. Bronze; h. 55 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Norman Zaworski 1973.187

Shakti, Yogini, and the Feminine Side of Yoga

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Today, the global practice of yoga is dominated by women. On a guided tour of the exhibition led by Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, CMA’s George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, explore the roles of feminine principles and the ways female imagery functioned historically, when yoga and austerities were largely practiced by men.

Free; exhibition ticket required. Meet in the exhibition.

Yoga: The Art of Transformation is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution with support from the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, and the Ebrahimi Family Foundation.


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The Cleveland Museum of Art is supported in part by Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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