Asian Art Museum gave a press preview of Yoga: The Art of Transformation, which opens this Friday. Yoga is one of the few mainstream movements I actually follow myself, so I was disappointed that museum director Jay Xu did not lead us in 5 sun salutations before the gallery walkthrough.
original exhibition at the Smithsonian, & Jeff Durham, the Asian Art Museum’s assistant curator of Himalayan Art, led the press tour. The show occupies 3 galleries & comprises sculptures, paintings, illustrations, photos, books & films, spanning 2 millennia. The Osher Gallery contains spectacular sculptures & paintings from India, such as these 3 sensuous female deities from a 10th century temple.
starts Friday, February 21st, with an opening night party, followed by a day of yoga events on Saturday. There is a surcharge above general admission for the exhibit.
§ Yoga: The Art of Transformation
Asian Art Museum
February 21–May 25, 2014