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The Recitation Thomas Wilmer Dewing, 1891
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Heels over Head Mr. Freer, Swami Vivekananda, and the Art of Yoga

Sunday, June 02, 2013

2:00 PM

 

Heels over Head: Mr. Freer, Swami Vivekananda, and the Art of Yoga

 

Debra Diamond

Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Smithsonian Institution

 

Sunday, June 2; 2 p.m.

In a sneak preview of Yoga: The Art of Transformation, opening at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries this fall, Debra Diamond links the DIA’s tenth-century sculpture of a yogini, Thomas Edison’s film “Hindoo Fakir,” and Swami Vivekananda’s visits to Detroit and Charles Freer’s home in 1894.

 

Sponsored by The Freer House, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute/WSU, and Asian and Islamic Art Forum