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