This exhibition reportedly examines many Hindu deities with artifacts as old as from eighth century in a variety of media, including Vishnu and his ten avatars, Shiva, Ganesha, Lakshmi, Enthroned Vishnu, Parvati, Durga astride a lion, Kali, Sarasvati, Surya, Dharmaraj, snake goddess Manasha, Shitala, Krishna playing a flute, Shiva Bhairava, etc. Works include metal, wood, stone, ceramic, leather, paper mache and ivory; as well as paintings on paper, cloth, and glass. Most of the exhibits originated in India but some are from other countries of South or Southeast Asia.
Four tie-in films, a program on yoga, and a lecture on “Darshan: Hindu Art and the Religious Gaze” will also be presented as an orientation to the exhibition. Exhibition offers “varied visual landscape of Hindu divinity”, a Museum announcement adds.Applauding UMMAA for organizing Hinduism focused exhibition, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.
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