Exhibitions & EventsLecture/Gallery Talk
Heels over Head Mr. Freer, Swami Vivekananda, and the Art of Yoga
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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