Geared for the visually impaired: Hear a visual description of The Hindu deity Kali (1988), by Baua Devi (Indian, b. 1944). Ink and colors on paper. Experience this artwork in the exhibition, Painting Is My Everything: Art from India's Mithila Region (on view from Sept. 7 to Dec. 30, 2018).
Ann Dyer mines the exhibition, Yoga: The Art of Transformation, to create a sensory performance that calls on the power of voice, word and sound expressed in yoga philosophies and texts throughout the ages.
Dyer, Director of the Vak Choir of "everyday" voices, finds inspiration in the vast array of usages of sound that span the yoga tradition — including Vedic mantra, Tantric bija mantras, kirtan, naada yoga, sanskrit, and the roots of classical Indian music — to create contemporary works that reconnect participants and audience alike with the innate power of sound as a tool of transformation.
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Yoga: The Art of Transformation is the world's first major art exhibition about yoga. The exhibition explores yoga's fascinating history and its transformation into a global phenomenon. Highlights include stunning masterpieces of Indian sculpture and painting, pages from the first illustrated book of yoga postures, and a Thomas Edison film, Hindoo Fakir (1902), the first American movie ever produced about India. On view at the Asian Art Museum from Feb 21–May 25, 2014.
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Curators from the Asian Art Museum and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution discuss concepts of yoga and the artworks in the exhibition, Yoga: The Art of Transformation (on view at the Asian Art Museum from Feb. 21–May 25, 2014). Available on iTunes U.