Yoga: The Art of Transformation
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world's first exhibition about yoga's visual history. The exhibition, which is coming to a close, explores yoga's meanings and transformations over time, including its entry into the global arena; yoga's goals of spiritual enlightenment, worldly power and health and well-being; and the beauty and profundity of Indian art.
You have until September 7th to view sculptural masterpieces of historical and divine yogis, exquisite Mughal paintings of militant yogis and romantic heroes, Islamic divination texts, fifteen-foot scrolls depicting the chakras (energy centers of the body), nineteenth-century photography and early films. Noteworthy objects include an installation that reunites for the first time three monumental stone yoginis from a tenth-century Chola temple; ten folios from the first illustrated compilation of asanas (yogic postures) from 1602, never before exhibited in the United States; and Hindoo Fakir by Thomas Edison, the first film on an Indian subject ever produced (1906).
Tickets are Buy One, Get One.
Students (with valid ID): $13
Children 6–18: $7
Children 5 and under: Free
CMA members: Free
Member guests: $7
Join the Cleveland Museum of Art for yoga classes, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation, on view June 22–September 7, 2014.
$19, single yoga session AND exhibition entry
$12, single yoga session ONLY
$8 CMA members, single yoga session
Register in person; by phone at 216-421-7350; or online at Tickets, starting June 1. Space is limited and advance registration is highly recommended.