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Yoga: The Art of Transformation

Hosted by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Tue Mar 11, 2014
9:35 am - 2:30 pm

Open Heart Yoga visits the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco to see their new exhibit,
Yoga: The Art of Transformation.

The Asian Art Museum describes the exhibit as follows

Breathe deeply, and get ready for the world’s first major art exhibition about yoga. Millions of people around the world practice yoga to find spiritual insight and improved health. While many are aware of yoga’s origins in India, few may know about its philosophical underpinnings or its fascinating history over thousands of years.

Yoga: The Art of Transformation goes beyond postures and delves into how yoga has evolved into a global phenomenon through an exploration of its visual history. Borrowed from 25 museums and private collections in Europe, the U.S. and India, the artworks featured in the exhibition date from the 2nd to the 20th centuries.

Images ranging from benevolent deities and gurus to Tantric goddesses and sinister yogis reveal how yoga practices and perceptions of them have transformed over time and across communities. Exhibition highlights include stunning masterpieces of Indian sculpture and painting; pages from the first illustrated book of yoga postures (asanas); and a Thomas Edison film, Hindoo Fakir (1902), the first American movie ever produced about India. The Asian Art Museum is the only U.S. West Coast venue for this exhibition.

Spaces must be reserved with the club advisor a minimum of 7 days in advance.

Yoga: The Art of Transformation

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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Contact Info
Denaya Dailey
http://asianart.org/yoga