Tuesday, August 27, 2013
An 11th-century yogini sculpture is part of an upcoming Smithsonian exhibit.
This October, the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. will unveil the world's first-ever exhibit of yoga's visual history, called "Yoga: The Art of Transformation."
The museum's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will display 120 masterpieces of Indian sculpture and paintings with pieces that date as far back as the third century to the early 20th century. Temple sculptures, devotional icons, illustrated manuscripts, as well as colonial and early modern photographs, books, and films aim to shed light on the 2,000-year old practice. Source